Lexi Jayde Debuts Music with a Classic Cover of “Baby, It’s Cold Outside”

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?
It was a magical experience! We did it from beginning to end in three weeks, so let’s just say the stars aligned for this project. We attached the amazing Nayip Ramos as our director and he helped us get Emery. Having Emery with his crooner style ended up being the icing on the cake.

Do you have any other favorite holiday tunes?
Besides this song, I love Justin Bieber’s Christmas CD, “Jingle Bell Rock” and “Let It Snow.”

https://youtu.be/6xIvaj2UGF4
 

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?  
Everything! I have so much coming up in 2018. 

What can fans expect in the upcoming year?
Now that I am finished with this cover they can expect some original music and I am also going to refocus on my acting again.  

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!

Are you more passionate about singing or acting?
I am passionate about both but acting is my first love. My goal is to be like Hailee Steinfeld and mix the singing in with the acting.  

What does a typical week/day look like?
It’s usually very busy because I am still in public school. I go to school from 8am to 12pm and then I am tutored for two more courses online. After that, I work out, have acting and vocal lessons and am either filming, shooting or in the studio recording. It’s kind of crazy but I love it! Any free time I have goes to my friends!  

What is your earliest memory involving music?
I have been doing Musical Theater since I was six but my first memory of music was singing my own songs that I was making up! 
 
When did you know you wanted to make a career out of this? 
Since I can remember. I started as a junior reporter for Hollywood Teenzine and my first interview was with Mitchell Musso. It was such a blast meeting stars and hearing about their dreams and life stories. Everyone I interviewed inspired me in so many different ways. Seeing people chasing their dreams and sharing how happy they were really influenced me to follow my own dreams and reach for the stars. Funny Story, I told my mom and dad when I was ten that I wanted to be on the other side of the rope, that I wanted to walk the red carpet and be interviewed not interviewing.  They both laughed and it all began. I guess that is when I knew.

What is the best piece of advice you’ve been given?
Believe in yourself and everyone else will. Do not let other peoples opinions validate who you are! I can’t remember who said it but it was probably my mom or dad.

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.