How did it make you feel to record your first song?
The first song I ever recorded was when I was about 15 years old. I ended up finding a guy (who smoked an obscene amount of cigarettes) to help me record and possibly produce some songs. The songs were horrible and the production was almost amusing, but it felt wonderful. It was the first time I had ever heard my voice coming out of speakers. It was definitely a cool experience.
Who would you like to work with if given the opportunity to do a duet with someone?
If I could choose anyone in the world to collaborate with it would have to be Rob Giles. He is probably one of the more amazing songwriters of our time and I think just to be able to write with him would be an amazing experience.
Who all did you work with on this album?
I worked with alot of different people. The first song of graves was written by Me and Ben (Ben Carter) and completely produced by Josh Kelley. Josh actually produced about 5 of the tracks on the album along with a couple co-writes. I worked with Michael Brauer who mixed two of the tracks ("Of Graves" and "Lullaby Appetite") on the album. Niv Davidovich and I co-wrote 3 songs on the album ("Good Fight", "Interest of Saving Time" and "Heaven Wont Mind") and produced them. Ben Carter has been a part of almost every single song production wise, with vocal harmonies, co-writes and guitar lines. He was a huge part of this album. The list is so long haha. Nick Casinelli was the executive producer and was pretty much responsible for this CD getting made.
What's your favorite song on the album?
I have three favorites: Of Graves, Lullaby Appetite and Sad Eyed Annabelle. They're a great representation of where my music is going.
How has your life changed in other ways since your success?
My life changes have all felt completely right to me. I found a passion and a love for something, and also found that I could actually turn it into a career. Everyday is a new experience, and everyday I meet someone new who changes my life. HaHa This is a hard question because the change I've gone through so many changes.
Besides singing, do you think you'll do any acting?
I would love to do some acting. I thought about stand up comedy at one point, but I would definitely need to take some classes. I think acting is a whole other beast and it takes a certain person to do it. I don't know if I'd be any good. I'm goofy and lame in front of the camera lol. so wait... maybe not.
To learn more about Alexa Wilkinson, go to http://www.myspace.com/alexawilkinson
Interview by Shelia M Goss, an entertainment writer and author of My Invisible Husband and Roses are thorns, Violets are true. For more information, visit www.sheliagoss.com.