Photography and interview by Christopher Brown
The young Los Angelese based singer and songwriter sad alex makes catchy pop music. Inspired by the highs and lows of emotions she releases her crydancing EP that hopefully helps us all to dance away a little bit of downs we face.
What was your inspiration behind the release of the crydancing EP?
I wanted to release something that took empowerment of your emotions: the highs and the lows. Sometimes you gotta dance the depression away. Sometimes a good cry can feel like a good sneeze, ya know?
You’ve described the EP as a “mixed tape of mixed emotions,” what made you choose these specific songs to include?
My creative process this year, and I think for a lot of people, was very up and down. We had to find new ways to be creative, had a lot of ups and downs, tried to make light out of less light situations. These songs all encompass that emotional rollercoaster for me.
What songs on the crydancing EP stand out most to you?
“ibtc” is a song that has changed a lot for me. It’s given me a bigger platform than I have ever had on TikTok and opened up a whole new door of comedic writing that I have been diving into. I am really grateful for that song and how much growth it had this year.
Tell us about the process behind the new singles “crydancing” and “come over”
“crydancing” was a song I wrote a couple years ago with production duo HEAVY and Alex Ghenea. The cheeky lyrics were me trying to make a party out of being sad, which really encompassed everything on the EP, hence why we made it the title track lol. “come over” was rolling off the success of “ibtc” and me having fun with writing more comedy based music. I’m a sucker for a good pun or play on words, so this was an opportunity to do that in a sexy and playful way. I wrote it with my friends Daniel Weber and Max Hershenow.
What are you most excited about for 2022?
I’m working on an album and its some of my favorite music I’ve ever made. I can’t wait to show you guys (laughs)
Who are your biggest music inspirations?
I have many musical mothers and fathers. Thom Yorke, Regina Spektor, Joni Mitchell, blink 182, Fefe Dobson, Dominic Fike, Taylor Swift, Jack’s Mannequin, the list goes on.