We caught up with Paige, the soulful lead singer of California electro-pop band XYLO. Read on to learn how growing up in LA influenced her, the low down on what it's like to create music with your older brother, and listen to a playlist dedicated to our favorite XYLO tracks.
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Describe your music in 3 words.
dark, moody, pop
What musicians inspired you growing up?
I listened to everything from Britney Spears, Destiny's Child,Snoop Dogg, Notorious B.I.G to oldies like Hall and Oats, Led Zeppelin and Steely Dan growing up
Were you and your brother close growing up? How did he inspire you to make music?
We weren't really close growing up cause we are 10 years apart. Wasn't until i was 18 that we started making music together. He helped me learn how to write songs and pushed me to grow as a singer.
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What's on your current playlist?
Rich Chigga- Dat $tick
Love- Lana Del Rey
It aint me - Selena Gomez/Kygo
Alaska- Maggie Rodgers
Do you have a creative process when writing a song?
My creative process can be different but usually just starts with piano chords or a beat and then i start writing lyrics and melody after. It could start with a lyrics idea first or what type of mood I'm in that determines the vibe of the song.
How did growing up in Los Angeles influence you?
Living in LA my whole life made me grow up a lot quicker and allowed me to figure out what i wanted to do in life. I had a pretty lenient upbringing. My parents allowed me to stay out late and were always taking me to concerts before i had license. I kind of figured things out for myself because my parents never held me back from the real world.
Any advice for aspiring musicians?
My advice would be to practice being patient! lol. Work hard and don't let negativity get you off track and distract you from achieving success
What can we find you doing when you're not playing music?
Eating and Drinking
What are your plans for the future?
planning to tour/travel the world, release lots of more music, buy 5 golden retriever puppies. ;D