An interview with musician Alexis Marrero

by | Feb 15, 2023

Meet Alexis Marrero

Alexis Marrero is a Rock Pop singer, songwriter, and self-taught musician from Cleveland, Ohio. She began her career at the age of 16 and has gone on to release fan favorite singles including “Something That I Missed” and “Rich AF.” Alexis also has performed in numerous shows including as part of the Boys or Summer Tour in 2021 and 2022 and at Playlist Live in 2022. The singer/songwriter has even headlined her own show at the age of 17.

Rock Pop singer/songwriter Alexis Marrero has worked with big names in the industry such as Stefan Litrownik, Stevie Mackey, and Shannon McArthur. She is an advocate for positivity and a role model for people all over the world. With her storytelling, unique vocals, and versatile music, the artist has something for almost everybody to enjoy and be inspired by. She has many more songs in the works and cannot wait to release them to the world. 1 In Music meets with the proactive music artist, before she releases her long-awaited new single.

Alexis Marrero: The sound of her music

1 In Music: Hey Alexis! Thanks for talking to us. First, tells us a little bit about you, your sound and what makes it unique?

Alexis Marrero [AM]: My name is Alexis Marrero and I’ve been making music for the past 6 years and cannot wait for people to hear my new sound! I write my own music and am a big fan of storytelling in my lyrics.

I love to write very deep, dark lyrics but give it that Pop Rock energy!

Alexis Marrero1 In Music: How did you get to that sound? Basically, what or who shaped your music and who supports you?

AM: I’ve always been inspired by Elvis Presley. His versatility has molded me into the artist I am today. My family is my biggest support system for sure. They always are there to support me in everything. My friends are also a major support system for me, even coming on trips to support me.

1 In Music: Wow! So, at what moment did you think, yes, music is what I’m going to do professionally?

AM: I’ve been drawn to music ever since I was a child. I always knew it was something I wanted to do. If I had to chose an age that I became truly serious about making music, it would have to be around 15 years old.

Alexis Marrero: Nurturing your sound

1 In Music: What type of music do you listen to?

AM: I listen to a mix of pretty much everything. I love to listen to a lot of Rock and Pop, but i love Indie and Alternative as well!

1 In Music: Who, to you, is the most undervalued music artist?

Noah Cyrus is the most undervalued artist I can think of. I absolutely love her voice and lyricism. She’s truly a force to be reckoned with.

1 In Music: Oh wow. I hadn’t realised Miley’s little sister was making waves. we’ll check it out, thanks! Back to you, how do you prepare for your performances?

I usually start by warming up on my way to the show. I usually try to rest my voice when I’m at the venue and hang out with my crew.

Hearing the crowd before a show always gives me that energy to give my best performance.

Besides music… Alexis being inspiring, as usual

Alexis Marrero1 In Music: What do you do when you don’t do music (creative or otherwise) and that you are passionate about?

AM: I am actually a college student as well, so a lot of my time is taken up by that. I’m in my fourth year of Electrical Engineering and Math, so I have a full workload there as well as music. I love to hang out with friends and family when I get a chance.

Family and friends are really important to me.

So I take advantage of the time I have to spend time with them. I also enjoy snowboarding and playing video games when I get a free chance.

1 In Music: Success to you is…?

Success to me is knowing that I’m doing what I love and inspiring people along the way. What drives me is to know that others relate to my lyrics and that my lyrics inspires them.

1 In Music: What do you wish you were told when you started out and that you think would help anyone who starts out?

Something I wish I knew when I started as an artist was to know what kind of music you want to make. I also would be sure to take vocal lessons!

There are so many things you can learn from every experience and soaking them in will only make you a better artist!

What’s next for Alexis Marrero?

1 In Music: Any upcoming projects?

AM: My latest single, “Wake Me Up,” is coming March 10th and I couldn’t be more excited. It’s the first single of mine since going towards a Rock Pop route and I think it’s the most me song I’ve ever written. I will also be doing lots of traveling and performing coming up this year!

1 In Music: We’ll be on the lookout. We can’t wait to hear about it and wish you the very best with it all. In the meantime, thank you for taking the time to answer our questions. Where can we find your music?

AM: You can find my music on all major streaming services! I also have all of my music videos on my Youtube channel.