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GETTING TO KNOW PIXY MUSE
by Jacqueline Jax host of A.V.A Live Radio
Person Interviewing: Pixy Muse
Song name: In Pieces (Remix)
Music Genre/ category : Indie Pop
In Pieces is a song I co-wrote with my good friend Vex. We were both going through difficult relationships at the time, and I wrote a whole album full of songs about mine, and I asked if she’d like to be involved. So, she sent me her lyrics, and I added mine. After cutting here and adding there, In Pieces was finally created.
Music helps me to get out my feelings whether I’m singing a cover song or writing lyrics for my own song. I am a very emotional singer; you can see it on my face, and sometimes my expressions are not pretty LOL. My lyrics are true and relatable, and therefore significant to those who may be experiencing the same kind of situation that I did. Through my lyrics and musical scores I try to invoke a sense of my emotions into my listeners, so that they may feel what I felt as I was singing each song. Some emotions we don’t want to feel, but listening to music that relates to a sad situation always helps to sort things out, and realize that we are not alone. Also, I don’t sing for myself, in fact, I sometimes get tired of hearing myself, ha! But, I sing in hopes that my music may help my listeners one day or bring joy into their lives.
I live in Louisiana…
in a place called Alexandria. It’s not your typical music hot spot, in fact, it could be considered the Bible Belt of all Bible Belts ha! We now have a renovated coliseum, so I’m hoping that music will become a big thing and we can get some big artists in here one day. However, I am only 3.5 hours away from one of the typical music hot spots: The Big Easy itself, New Orleans.
Music Business ..
Well, the music business is a hard business, and sometimes a ruthless one. And, it’s very rare someone gets “lucky” and is discovered just like that! It takes hard work and dedication, and even then you will be rejected more than accepted. To be in the music industry, you must have thick skin and the ability to take negative criticism/feedback and turn it into something positive and just learn from it; use it to help you grow as an artist and become better, and not let them drag you down. My biggest critic is my mom; she never made the big time, but she was always big in her community and had fans of her own. She has taught me everything I know, and I am still learning things from her. Sometimes it’s hard to swallow what she tells me, but I do it because I know she’s only trying to help me become a better artist. But, it’s all about finding your target audience niche, because not everyone is going to like your music, and that is just reality. I have a best friend who doesn’t really like it ha! But what can you do? Stop being friends because she doesn’t like it? LOL! No I just keep things real, and try to find my audience niche, and focus on connecting with them. As long as you stay focused on that, then you will succeed and never give up.
I would love to have 5 minutes alone with…
Hmmmmmm…, I never thought about this on the music side before, only the actor side LOL. Well, if I could have 5 minutes with any artist, it would probably be Sheryl Crow. She had to overcome so much after her first album was released, but her biggest obstacle she overcame was having breast cancer. She could have given up on everything, including her music, but she didn’t. She fought hard and in turn came back to her fans and created more beautiful music. That is a true testament to her strength, and I admire that. I don’t know if I could have been that strong. But through her comeback, she passed on that strength, not only to me, but to other women, as well. She is a true inspiration to us all, not just as an artist, but as a woman.