Swedish-American singer-songwriter Lexi Berg caught everyone’s attention with debut track ‘Into The Sea,’ as she quickly showed everyone her amazing, and one of a kind vocals, gaining many fans, even including celebrities! Now she has released recent tracks ‘Helpless To You’ and the track we have quickly fallen in love with, ‘Midnight Sun.’
If you are into 70’s acoustic nature-y tracks, ‘Midnight Sun’ is the one for you, as we see Lexi, and her partner enjoying and reminiscing both the end of their midsummer getaway, along with the the end of their relationship. The track is very refreshing, and easily shows off her vocals. Plus the music video shows off the beautiful landscapes of the South Coast of England. If you want to check out more of our in-depth reaction to the track, check it out here. But now let’s hear from Lexi Berg on ‘Midnight Sun.’ What makes it so special, and what does the future hold for the star?
Your recent track, ‘Midnight Sun’ is mentioned as the opposite of ‘Into The Sea,’ because its natural force is the sun, and the other is the sea. What makes you gravitate to creating tracks initially about nature?
I grew up on a houseboat on the sea in Stockholm, Sweden, surrounded by forests and beautiful landscapes. Nature has such a magical ability to heal and to nurture.
The music video for ‘Midnight Sun’ was so beautiful, we can’t stop watching it and it’s currently sitting at 55k views! How was the filming process for it? What is your favorite scene from it?
Long days but thoroughly enjoyable! My favourite part was driving in that 1966 Ford Mustang convertible through the beautiful scenery that frames the south coast of England! And of course my wonderful crew kept me thoroughly entertained!
We’re loving the 70s vibes coming from ‘Midnight Sun.’ What tracks or artists were your main inspiration for the track?
Fleetwood Mac and Abba are big influences.
You’ve covered Arctic Monkeys’ ‘Do I Wanna Know’ and Harry Styles’ ‘Falling,’ adding your own tone and style to them, and they were just beautiful. How long did it take for you to find your style?
A while! I think I’m still figuring it out. But I feel my identity gets stronger and stronger everyday.
Are there any songs you catch yourself singing a lot lately?
I’m a big fan of the old school vibe. My flatmate is called Rhiannon. I probably sing that song to her once a day. (Don’t know if she loves when I do that)
Your track ‘What If’ was featured on the Netflix film, Pieces Of A Woman. What movie or show would you see ‘Midnight Sun’ playing in?
Oooo! Good question. A roadtrip movie of some kind, set in the US. It was actually featured on Love Island which was very cool!!
You’ve created a lot of music this year and we can understand the drive to create and write more, but what keeps you going? If you are met with writer’s block how do you overcome it?
Well I’ve been writing so much because the world has been so closed to performing. My only musical outlet has been writing. I try not to force it, but if I’m struggling I’ll try reading or watching something for inspiration.
For us we find it easier to write while listening to music, is it the same for you? What songs do you find yourself listening to when making music? Do you have a set playlist you listen to for setting the mood when creating new track?
I don’t actually listen to music whilst writing. I get too distracted! But if I’m working I love listening to classical music or even some emotional techno to keep the vibes up!
You’ll be performing at some really cool live shows soon, what’s your pre-show ritual? What do you love most about performing shows?
Pre show I try really hard to be as present as possible. Meditation helps a lot with that. Nerves can sometimes be quite overwhelming, but you’ve just gotta focus on the music and the audience. I feel so lucky to be able to perform at all, so I just try to take in every little second of that day!
You’ll be releasing your debut EP Empire Of One soon, we can only assume you’re super excited (as we are), but how has the journey been for you, from when you were first writing music until now?
It’s been a rollercoaster! Going from being independent, to now being signed to Warner Music has been a massive change. But now I work with best people, I love my team and I feel so grateful to be able to do this as a career.
Speaking of your EP, what’s the meaning behind the name?
Empire of One was written when I was alone in lockdown. It’s about being able to have fun on your own. Its a song of independence and the freedom you can feel not relying on anyone else!
And finally, any sneak peeks of what else the future holds for Lexi Berg?
A lot more music! And many more gigs!
So, what did you think about ‘Midnight Sun?’ Did you find yourself falling for Lexi Berg from this interview? Let us know in the comments down below, on Twitter @TheHoneyPop, or talk to us on Facebook and Instagram!
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