Alexander Newton Talks "Lost In Forever"
Thu, 15 Mar 2012 10:03:55
Diversity is the name of the game for Alexander Newton.
In his latest film, Justice/Vengeance, Newton not only gives a show-stopping, riveting performance, but he also sings the single for the movie, "Lost In Forever." It's deep pop with a purpose carried by Newton's impressive range and impeccable delivery. There's also a lot more on the horizon for this dynamic young artist, and we can't wait to see what he does next…
In this exclusive interview with ARTISTdirect.com editor in chief Rick Florino, Alexander Newton talks "Lost In Forever", his inspirations, and so much more.
What's the story behind "Lost In Forever?" What's the song about? What does it mean to you? How did it come together?
"Lost in Forever" is the promotional single for the film, Justice/Vengeance. The concept for it came around when we were starting post-production. My dad [Joshua Newtown] and I agreed that it would be a great idea to have a song for the movie. It was decided to go down the route of telling a modern day version of the love story in the film. Justice/Vengeance is definitely a film that appeals to teens, in test screenings they scored it really high, so making the song is like us saying to them, "Hey come see the film, we made it with you in mind."
Is it important for you to paint a visual picture and tell stories with the songs?
It's really important for me as a listener to be able to see a story when I hear a song. I believe I share that with a lot of people. So when producing music I stick to making stuff that describes a journey.
Have you always been interested in mixing genres?
Yes! So much.
Which artists shaped you and why?
The Beatles have defined my life; I feel so much when I listen to their music. Also, hip hop is really important to me, it's the music of my generation and artist's like The Black Eyed Peas I really respect for making their own style. There are so many artist's out there that I like, but to list them all right now would take an entire page!
Where else do you draw inspiration outside of music? Do you read a lot or watch a lot of movies?
I write a lot and read a lot. I also love the cinema, Apple TV, and Netflix.
What's next for you?
I'm juggling a bunch of different artistic projects right now, the album, a book, a script, and my next movie all with dad included.
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