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Review & Interview: “Lie To Me” by Alex Heart

“Lie To Me” is Italy-based artist Alex Heart’s first release of 2022 was released on February 25. It comes after his debut release “Talk About This” in 2020.

While most songs about missed love or a love that was otherwise not meant to be are said, “Lie To Me” is definitely not that. It’s got a beat you can bob your head to while still maintaining meaningful lyrics about your love that’s not meant to be. “Love when you lie to me, so lie to me; everytime I ask you if you love me, if you need me, just lie to me.” Okay, so it is a little sad because it pulls into those emotions and vulnerabilities, but the melody isn’t, right?

Like Alex says, it’s a song that has happened to everyone at some point or that will happen to us at some point if it hasn’t already. Can you think of a time that the song’s lyrics apply to a situation you were in? I know of a situation of my own that it applies to.

Born in Romania, Alex’s singing career began when he was just 6 years old singing in competitions. He later won a cover competition and was noticed by R3hab. Soon after that, he started releasing music online, including his debut “Talk About This” back in 2020.

Follow Alex Heart for more fantastic music by clicking his socials below. You can find “Lie To Me” on Spotify, Apple Music, or the iTunes store.

Q&A with Alex Heart

Q: “Lie to Me” is about unrequited, unreciprocated love. Can you tell us the story behind it? What inspired you to write this song?

ALEX: “Lie to me” is about an experience we all had or we’re all going to have at some point in our lives. Through the years I’ve learned that the love and the attention you give to someone is more important than what you receive back. If we’re loving someone no matter what is because they already had a big impact in our lives. I know the majority of the feelings are meant to end like everything else but is not about how long it will last, is all about THAT moment.

Q: You’re currently living in Italy, right? What’s the music scene like where you’re at?

ALEX: I’ve been living in Italy for about 14 years now. I feel like the music scene in Italy just started to approach a more international sound which is exactly what I was hoping/waiting for. I will definitely work on Italian projects as well but at the moment I want to be able to connect worldwide.

Q: You’ve been singing and competing in singing competitions since you were 6 years old. How did you get started?

ALEX: I was born in Romania and school was pretty different there. The music teacher came into the class with his big keyboard and asked us to sing one by one. I still remember the way he looked at me when I started to sing a song I heard on the Eurovision. That was the moment everything started. We were practicing after school for 3 hours everyday with a big choir. He put me on our local theater’s stage and that’s where another teacher noticed me. She invited me into her school and we participated at 14 competitions winning every single one of them. She still keeps pictures of me in her school. These 2 people have a very special place in my heart.

Q: Who would you say your biggest musical influences are?

ALEX: I grew up watching MTV and everything that was coming with it. I always say “I don’t want to be a singer, I want to be a performer”. A cool voice is never enough for me. I’d say Michael Jackson and Beyoncè are the artists that inspired me the most. I was always trying to figure out how were they singing and dancing so good and that’s what I’m aiming for.

Q: What do you do when you aren’t working on music?

ALEX: I’m a big tv series fan, I love anything with mystery involved. Whenever I discover a new show I like it has my attention for hours. Oh, and I always love sushi and rollercoasters.

Q: Is there anything you would like to say to your fans?

ALEX: I guess a “thank you” will never be enough. At times I get stuck fighting with my mental health and whenever I read a nice comment about my music it completely changes my mood for the entire day. I want to have a special connection with whoever likes my music. We all have things to deal with and I hope my music helps them getting through tough times.

Reviewed & Interviewed by Dana L. Sullivan





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