VIDEO: Alex Mali -LOVE GALORE (Remix)
Oh baby why you calling my line
Only come to see me in the night
All that sh*t you tell me is it true baby?
- Alex Mali
Meet Alex Mali, a 23 year old Brooklyn native with the voice of an angel. She recently remixed SZA’s “Love Galore” song, playing on lyrics and adding visuals. You are instantaneously drawn into her world as her voice and the visuals team up to take you on a love journey.
I met up with Alex at School’s Out “The Get Down Edition” event hosted by Afropunk Army x Urban Arts Partnership where she shared more about her "Love Galore (Remix)" and her goals as an artist.
Naomi: You recently remixed "Love Galore" by SZA. What inspired those visuals and your lyrical switch up?
Alex Mali: I heard "Love Galore" and f*cked with it, I really vibed with the beat! For the video I met this girl named Courtney at show, she's a photographer and wanted to do a photoshoot. I'm really into cinematography like I love being in front of a camera and so we ended up spending a day just shooting the video.
Naomi: As an emerging artist, what do you want people to know about Alex Mali?
Alex Mali: She’s coming.
I want people to relate to me. I want to reach out to people who are just like me, people who can relate to me and show them that they are not alone and that there are people out there going through the same thing.
Naomi: How do you describe your sound?
Alex Mali: My sound is more of an R&B fusion. I listen to a lot of different genres like Hip hop, R&B, pop, reggae, soca and everything. else I was always exposed to different types of music so they have all influenced my sound too.
Naomi: Who other artists, mainstream or independent, have an influence on you ?
Alex Mali: Kelis, definitely, she’s like my spirit animal! Beyoncé also - I’ve been with her since Destiny’s Child - I feel like I connect the most to her. Also this is so cliche but I literally grab inspiration from life itself: from my experiences, things and people around me. me. I used to be compared to SZA all the time, but I had no idea who she was. I finally took time out to listen to her music and I actually really appreciate her artistic ability and her work ethic. She’s always been someone that has stood out to me.
Alex is expected to release new music very soon, but until then I’ll be listening to Love Galore Remix on replay.