Hailing from Bristol, BexX is an artist who overcame his own fear and said «I’ll do it anyway», launching as a non-binary artist in 2020 with the release of «I’m Still There», «Love». Chooses You’ and ‘All That You Dream’: featuring Lady Nade, which won plaudits on BBC Bristol’s Upload Track of the Week, Trans Radio UK, Medway Pride Radio and BuzzMusic.
‘On To Bigger Things’ is a collection of four songs that explore vulnerability, growth, acceptance and self-love. The first single ‘A Girl With Love To Share’ – Feat. Svenja Behle will be released on
February 18 followed by a video premiere (March 2).
We have had the pleasure of speaking with the artist and this has been the result.
Hi there ! Where can we find you right now? How did you start your day?
I’m in Bristol, UK! I started my day in my studio, but usually I’m doing admin rather than music!
When did the idea of starting a project start to take shape? Has it always been something you wanted to do?I’ve always loved having a project to work on! I started my first albums and EPs as a teenager, when I would record on tape with an old mixer. But in recent years, I devoted my time to recording other Artist’s projects from my studio. It’s only been in the last 3 years that I’ve come back to really refining my own work.
How would you define the sound of your latest work? What is the concept behind?
My latest work is a Chamber-Pop / Experimental-Pop sound, with cinematic soundscapes, and real / live-recorded piano, strings, harp, choir and other instruments. The concept is all about ‘Being Yourself’ – Being raw, real and authentic. – Motivated by my own need to come out as Non-Binary.
What artists are you interested in these days?
I really like a lot of Lorde. And Benjamin Clementine has been a very unique influence. I also love Bjork, Florence + The Machine and Anhoni.
How do you manage to combine such disparate genres? How do you manage to give them unity and harmony? What do they have in common for you?
I’m really interested in how we tend to automatically conform to gender-norms and stereotypes without even realising. I wanted to somehow musically represent a fluidity of gender by combining sounds that you’d get in different genres, and by not being confined a box of a certain sound or style. The common factor is expression. I favour that over rules or expectations.
How would you define your sound?
Gender Non-Conforming, Expressive Experimental-Pop.
Can you tell us something about your current or future projects?
Future BexX is a lot more electronic. Through Lockdown, I’ve been working on how I perform live, and on my own, with a new set up.
I have a few more releases coming up first though, in line with the current EP. including a collaboration with a local artist.
SOCIAL MEDIA:Website: www.bexx.me
PRE ORDER LINKS:https://show.co/11NzG4C