Today we’d like to introduce you to Allan Sexius.
Hi Allan, we’re thrilled to have a chance to learn your story today. So, before we get into specifics, maybe you can briefly walk us through how you got to where you are today?
I’m trying not to write something lame about how unknowingly important music has been for me lol. In my younger years (elementary school) I was always making up my own lyrics to songs that I like in my head. I didn’t realize I was making literally making music. Then in high school a couple of homies and I formed rap groups one summer called PCE (Private Class Entertainment), we didn’t last the summer. The interest to pursue or create music in some form has always been there. To go a little deeper, looking back, I now see that I used music to escape from things like boredom. I’d go on these YouTube dives and listen to music for hours without realizing and my whole day would go by. I also used it to get out my excess energy. Throw on a nice playlist and literally perform the song like I was on stage. Whatever I’m feeling I usually turn to music to accompany the mood. So, when I came upon a low point in my life, I turned to music to express myself and get my thoughts and emotion out. Using it literally as an extension of myself. Since then, I’ve been on this music journey.
Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way? Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
It’s been an up and down road for sure. There’s so much to learn outside of creating the music itself. Balancing learning about the industry, networking, and finding your sound/identity is mentally taxing when you’re trying your best and things aren’t clicking. I’ve gone almost a year without releasing music in the past, all because I didn’t know what to do next and I was feeling unsure about the next move. I’ve learned how to enjoy the journey with all of its ups and downs.
Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your work?
My name is Allan Sexius, my stage name is Allan Kyle, I go by that or AK as well. I’m a music artist from Orlando but moved to Cincinnati two months ago. What sets me apart from others is that I’m a natural performer, and my music is 100% genuine. I’m not good at expressing my emotions in conversations so whatever I’m going through in life is usually expressed through my music. This is part of the reason why it takes me a while to write or come up with whole projects. My music is conversational and if you listen, you’ll grow with me.
Is there anyone you’d like to thank or give credit to?
My first mentor was my uncle, he’s actually the reason I’m so versatile. He was a producer for years and when I started, he told me “Don’t ever say you can’t rap on something because when you’re big and someone from a different genre wants to work and is paying big money, you’ll be missing an opportunity.” That was my first lesson in music and has always stuck with me. The next biggest person would be my engineer Samuel Silva aka Charlie Flo. That dude has taught me so much and has been my biggest support so far on this journey. Allan Kyle wouldn’t be Allan Kyle without him.
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