XS ROCK: Tell me about the latest band news? Any new projects coming out, live shows or announcements?
Lexi Layne: The newest announcement is the first single dropped on 9/09/19 called “The Darkness Of Your Heart”. The official music video also dropped on October 1st.
XS ROCK: How long has the band been together?
Lexi Layne: I started performing in musical theatre around age 5, I always loved being on the stage and in the spotlight. Years later I found a love for rock music and started writing my own lyrics etc. I am very hard on myself and always push myself beyond the limit. Being a new rock artist and the new single dropping the sky is the limit!
XS ROCK: What was your main motivation for starting or being in a band?
Lexi Layne: This answer goes back to what I said above. I have always loved being on the stage, it’s been my second home. Writing and expressing myself in the most possible raw way is my motivation.
XS ROCK: What is your music background?
Lexi Layne: I started performing in musical theatre around age 5, I did that till I was 17 years old. After that, I wanted to be my own individual so I started writing my own lyrics, melodies, etc. I would perform places and share my music. I always say music was born with me.
XS ROCK: What image do you think your music conveys?
Lexi Layne: Raw, blunt, in your face with a sultry touch.
XS ROCK: What are your immediate music career goals? (Next 1 to 3 years.)
Lexi Layne: The main goal is to finish the EP, which will be out in 2020, also gaining fans, hopping on some tours!
XS ROCK: What are your long-term career goals?
Lexi Layne: I just want to make music my fans enjoy, I will always keep it 100% and be myself. I would love to tour Europe.
XS ROCK: Which do you prefer? Writing new songs and recording or playing for a live audience?
Lexi Layne: That is a hard question! But there is nothing like singing your songs for an audience. It’s a very special feeling.
XS ROCK: What are your songs about? (What specific themes do they cover?)
Lexi Layne: My songs are about love, lust, anger, but coming out strong in the end.
XS ROCK: Do you have any outrageous tour stories from the road? If so, please fill us in.
Lexi Layne: Not yet!
XS ROCK: What’s the strangest request that you’ve ever received from one of your fans?
Lexi Layne: Someone asked for my bra haha, a little strange.
XS ROCK: Were your parents supportive of your aspirations to play in a rock band?
Lexi Layne: My parents have been beyond supportive since day one.
XS ROCK: What are your favorite tracks to play live?
Lexi Layne: Since the EP is still being worked on right now would be the single!
XS ROCK: Which band or artist inspired you to perform? Why?
Lexi Layne: Oh, so many! Pvris, In This Moment, Marilyn Manson, Within Temptation. They are all insane live and really send a message, it’s very inspiring.
XS ROCK: If you could design a dream tour for your band, who would be on the bill?
Lexi Layne: Pvris, Within Temptation, Korn, Marilyn Manson, Flyleaf, Slaves
XS ROCK: What do you consider your greatest accomplishment so far?
Lexi Layne: Getting this single out was tough, it was a very long journey. I am beyond proud of how the outcome!
XS ROCK: If you weren’t performing in a band what kind of career do you think you would have?
Lexi Layne: I’ve always been a performer so I would have probably stuck with theatre! But I can’t see myself doing anything else.
XS ROCK: What type of equipment do you use for live shows?
Lexi Layne: The standard mic, drums, bass, 2 guitars! Etc
XS ROCK: What do you think of the current music scene?
Lexi Layne: The rock scene I think is making a strong come back, it’s going to pop soon. I am excited about it.
XS ROCK: For anyone that doesn’t know you, what would they be surprised to know about you?
Lexi Layne: I am also a burlesque performer on the side with a troupe called “The Damn Devillez” I love it!
XS ROCK: If someone had never heard you before, how would you describe your sound?
Lexi Layne: Blunt, Raw, sultry, in your face.
XS ROCK: Is there anything that you’d like to promote or say to your fans out there?
Lexi Layne: Thanks so much for having me! Check out my new single on ALL musical platforms under “Lexi Layne” also follow me on Instagram: Lexi_Layne
XS ROCK: Thanks again for taking the time to talk with us at XS Rock!