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At just 21 years old, Parisalexa already has a publishing deal writing music for established artists, she's created a national following around her own music and has appeared on the NBC show "Songland" – in short, she’s young, extremely talented, and she’s also performing at the Street Sounds live show at the KEXP gathering space on Friday October 11.
Sound & Vision host Emily Fox caught up with Parisalexa to talk about her start in the music industry and what she’s learned since then.
On jumpstarting her singing career by skipping school to attend a GRAMMY camp in Los Angeles:
On her song “Pity Party,” which she performed on the NBC show "Songland":
On what she’s learned throughout her career:
Alda Agustiano on her (former) job as a line cook and the sounds you can only find in a kitchen.
SassyBlack discusses how mental health and Afrofuturism feature on her latest album.