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When asked if she had a favorite quote, she replied, “start where you are, use what you have, do what you can”, which
is exactly what Canadian-Italian singer Alessia did the first time she
picked up her guitar and began recording herself in her bedroom closet.
As her confidence grew, and she started sharing her videos, she had no
idea that these humble beginnings would start her on the path to a
career in music.
As the daughter of a young and loving Italian
couple, her parents encouraged her pursuit of music, it was clear to
them that her passion was growing, along with her fan-base. Alessia’s
smooth and sultry tone was capturing the attention of the world via
YouTube. Fans from everywhere were reaching out and offering words of
encouragement.Eventually her talent attracted the attention of
a young A&R at EP Entertainment who agreed to fly her out to New
York to meet.
It was apparent that this young girl had talent, and was a
star. Alessia took a leap of faith and signed with EP in anticipation
towards following her dream of a career in musicShe was
immediately booked into a studio in Toronto where she began to develop
her sound, as hit after hit was created, the team knew they were on the
right path. Major labels and industry executives instantly took interest
and flew her to Los Angeles and New York to meet with them. With her
guitar on her back, she moved from meeting to meeting effortlessly, it
was a whirlwind and she handled it with ease.The music
industry was buzzing and executives instantly fell in love with Alessia,
the offers came pouring in.
After much deliberation, the decision was
made for her to sign with Def Jam Recordings, they had a clear vision
for her and with excitement, joined forces with EP and Alessia to launch
her music career.The best word to describe her music is
“honest”, simply put, it’s her, as she strums her guitar and sings one
of her records, it’s easy to tell this is coming straight from the
heart. Conceptually, Alessia is speaking for the young generation of
rebellious and genuine fans, with music that is relatable to people from
all walks of life.
Her musical taste and influence is eclectic, she’s a
fan of acts such as Amy Winehouse, Drake and Jhene Aiko, to name just a
few, she appreciates their “simple writing styles and smooth, soulful
delivery.” This young talent has a good head on hershoulders and
hopes that her music will serve as a form of “therapy and a beacon to
her generation, Alessia has a silent strength about her and as she
begins to sing, you can’t help but be captivated.Alessia wants
her friends and fans to know, “All you really need is a love for what
you do and the ambition to do it”, and she is following this heartfelt
message to the letter as she prepares for a career that promises to
impact the musical landscape.