By Paula Araujo
Earlier this week, up and coming star Lexi Jayde released her first ever music track. Not only is it a cover of a Christmas classic, featured on the track and music video is Emery T. Kelly of Forever In Your Mind. Their voices are warm and suave making it a great new addition to holiday playlists!
We chatted with Lexi about her career, what she’s passionate about, and much more!
Hello, Lexi! How excited are you for this holiday season? What is your favorite thing about it and what are you most looking forward to?
I am SO excited for this Holiday season. I love the way my house feels all warm and cozy. I know it sounds cliche but I seriously love drinking hot cocoa by the fire and watching Christmas movies or listening to Christmas music. I also can’t get enough of Christmas lights!
How did the concept to cover “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” come about?
The idea came from the movie Elf and the shower scene where Zooey [Deschanel] and Will [Ferrell] are singing this song! I really have loved “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” since I can remember. It’s one of those songs that everyone loves, so I just knew I wanted to bring this timeless classic to my generation.
What was it like creating the music video for it and working alongside Emery Kelly?
Do you have any other favorite holiday tunes?
What songs/albums have you been listening to lately?
I’m listening to the ANTI Album, Kehlani, Post Malone, SZA and I am obsessed with the songs “Havana” and “New Rules.”
What are you most looking forward to in the new year?
What can fans expect in the upcoming year?
You work closely with anti-bullying organizations and “Breathe for Caley”, an organization dedicated to the control and cure of Cystic Fibrosis. How did you get started with these causes and what do they mean to you?
Breathe for Caley is close to my heart because I was very close with Caley when we lost her. Caley had such a kind heart and even though she was going through things that no child should ever have to go through, she always had a smile on her face. That girl inspired me to never give up, to stay strong, and to fight. I am proud to have known her, and I will never stop supporting charities that support finding a cure for the horrible disease that took that angels life.
What can you advise to others who want to get involved in causes they’re passionate about?
Do your research and look up events that are close by. Remember to trust your gut and the right one will stick out.
You’ve begun vlogging! Anyone in particular who inspired you to do so?
Actually one of my best friends Jessica Spohr, who by the way is an Amazing photographer, inspired me to get my life on camera. We laugh all the time and I wanted to share that.
You sing, model, act, and much more! What is the most challenging aspect of your career?
I love doing all three and all three have their separate challenges. With singing, you have to work on it everyday just like practicing an instrument. With acting, the biggest challenge can be getting the part and with modeling, the challenge can be turning down all those tempting treats!
What does a typical week/day look like?
What is your earliest memory involving music?
When did you know you wanted to make a career out of this?
What is the best piece of advice you’ve been given?
What advice would you give to others wanting to follow their dreams in the entertainment industry?
Go for it!! Do not give up or let someone else determine your worth or your destiny! If this is what you want than just go for it!Keep up with Lexi by checking out the links below.