Artist Interview: “Hate Love” by Ali X

Q: You have a dope flow going on! What was your creative process in making “Hate Love”?

A: While I was in the process of creating “Hate Love” I wanted to focus strongly on the emotional aspects of the song, pinpointing the effects of betrayal. I took a lot from personal experiences and tried to make it something everyone can relate to, hopefully, to create a healing environment.

Q: The lyrics told a very convincing story and brought out a lot of emotions. Did any real-life events occur in your life that inspired the song?

A: Yes, In my music I haven’t usually taken from personal experience to create, but in my new music I find inspiration through my own personal experiences quite often. I feel creating from personal experiences helps people connect to the songs easier.

Q: Who would you most like to collaborate with, if it could be anyone in the world?

A: I’m open to working with others but just off the top of my head I’d love to work with A Boogie, Kota The Friend, Tyler The Creator, Rod Wave, Ann Marie, Tink, Alessia Cara, Sheff G, and Sleepy Hollow.

Q: What is coming up next for you?

A: I have an album coming soon called “Nothing Left To Love” that “Hate Love” will definitely be featured on! That is set to be released on January 1st, 2023. I’m very excited about that and also a new single, “Puppeteer” that is to be released on December 2nd, 2022. This single will also be featured on the album!

Q: We hear that you edit and direct your own music videos! We love a versatile artist. What was your favorite moment in making the music video?

A: I do edit and direct my own music videos, a lot of people don’t know that! I don’t have one specific favorite moment, but I do love every moment of creating art. There’s a metaphor that goes “if a tree falls in the forest and no one is around to see it, did the tree ever fall” and that’s the dilemma of making good art that goes unnoticed. I’m just lucky enough to work with good people that help make creating an enjoyable experience.

Q: What would you like to tell your supporters out there?

A: I’d love to tell my supporters that my music is bigger than me. The messages that I’ve put into my lyrics have always been bigger than me. I hope that if they support me, it’s because they have seen the message in one of my songs or better yet felt it.

Interviewed by Alina Tran





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