Another week, a new artist spotlight! This week, I am highlighting upcoming singer-songwriter Alex Shunnarah, aka Alex.
Born and raised in Birmingham, AL, Alex is currently a senior commercial voice major at Belmont University, in Nashville, TN. She describes herself as being a retro-pop artist and derives inspiration from a large variety of artists, such as Lake Street Dive, Leon Bridges, Fleetwood Mac, Whitney Houston, Adele, and more.
She began her music career at an early age, with her first solo being in elementary school! Alex has always had a deep passion and love for music. Growing up, she took a short break away from music and played competitive soccer for a few years during school. As she grew older, Alex ultimately returned to her dreams and developed her musical talent through show choir, songwriting, and piano lessons.
However, music is not Alex’s only passion. She is also very passionate about mental health and advocating for mental health awareness. In today’s society, mental health is very prevalent with social media, celebrities, and influencers. It is easy to get down on yourself and compare yourself to others. Alex is very transparent with her daily struggles and imperfections and inspires others to freely express themselves. She wants to encourage and inspire others through her music to make a difference in people’s lives the way other musical artists have done for her.
Her personal experience with, and passion for, mental health led to her first single “How Do You Know?”. Alex released this first single on March 5th, 2021. “How Do You Know?” discusses the various struggles and trials people, especially college students, go through with major life changes. How do you know where you’re going? How do you know what to do to get where you want to be? Everyone struggles with feeling alone and feeling lost trying to figure out how to navigate life. This song is one to remind you that YOU are not alone; no one truly knows what they are doing in life and everyone struggles differently. But there is a light at the end of the tunnel and you will overcome the trials to reach your achievements. Just believe in yourself!
To learn more about Alex and herself as an artist, as well as her personal aspirations and goals, I had a one on one interview with her. Her interview is now live on my YouTube channel! In this video we talk about her goals as an artist, inspiration for music, mental health awareness, the music business, female empowerment, and more! This is an interview you don’t want to miss. I enjoyed having the opportunity to talk with Alex and get to know her better. She is going places! Learn more about her in our interview here.
Don’t forget to stream Alex’s debut single “How Do You Know?” – now available on all streaming platforms!
I am more than excited to watch Alex make her way in the music industry and chase her dreams. Who knows? We may just see her name in headlights in a few short years…
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