Lxandra is originally from a small island just outside of Helsinki called Suomenlinna, but currently resides in and around the bright and bustling vibes of Berlin. Her debut single instantly caught our attention when it was released all the way back in February 2017, a captivating number called ‘Flicker’ that placed her striking voice at the front and centre of the song – exactly where it deserves to be. Having already pretty much fallen in love with her sound at this point, we became further enamoured by the artist’s second release ‘Hush Hush Baby’, a softer, more subtle offering than her debut, and a song which allowed us to get to grips with a totally different side of this emerging artist.
1: I am from a minority in Finnland called Swedo-Finnish, that speaks Finnish as well as Swedish.2: I grew up on a small Island, where I had to take a boot to school. Therefore I can drive a boot but not a car.
3: I am a vegetarian since the age of 12 and now mostly vegan for more then three years.
1. What is the biggest inspiration for your music?
Basically everything around me, people, music, life. You never know what could inspire you until you know.
2. How and when did you get into making music?
At around the age of 16 in the music High School I went to. But I really started to make music and work on my own artist project when I started working with my producer friend Perttu. He also produced my next Single called Dig Deep (16.March).
3. What are 5 of your favourite albums of all time?
Hard one… Parachutes by Coldplay, Viva La Vida also by Coldplay, Lemonade by Beyonce, Only by the night by Kings of Leon, Blonde by Frank Ocean and Aromanticism by Moses Sumney aaand Sjung by Laleh and many more… sorry that was seven.
4. What do you associate with Berlin?
Cute cafes, good food, chilled vibes, beautiful parks, great cultural events everywhere all the time, the contrasts between the darkness and color of this city.
5. What’s your favourite place in your town?
Treptower Park – I love running and thats the best place for it. But also for picnics in summer.
6. If there was no music in the world, what would you do instead?
I always wanted to become an actress.
7. What was the last record/music you bought?
Nie Zu Ende, a German song by my friend Jonas Monar.
8. Who would you most like to collaborate with?
Frank Ocean, Laleh, Sia, The Weekend and always love to collaborate with my friends.
9. What was your best gig (as performer or spectator)?
Frank Ocean at Flow Festival in Helsinki.
10. How important is technology to your creative process?
It’s 2018, so of course it’s important, but it’s relieving to think that the ideas for the music and visuals I make is always safe on the memory card in my little brain.
11. Do you have siblings and how do they feel about your career/art?
Yes, a very talented big brother who plays in my band, I’m so lucky. He’s excited and proud I think.
To see her new video release on March 16th: www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdShI0T-PUE