THE 'SUPERPOWER' OF LEXIE MARTIN
"SUPERPOWER" (Verse 1) Some days the weight of the world Is so heavy That I Don’t even have the strength to try Some days I push you away And never let you get close When I need you the most (yeah) (Pre Chorus) So Imma get dressed up Put on my makeup It’s all part of the come up (yeah) Never said I’m perfect But I’m worth it (yeah) (Chorus) Right now I’m just doin' me It’s my superpower It’s my superpower Being the best I can be It’s my superpower It’s my superpower (Verse 2) Best friends with anxiety She always makes me overthink When I don’t want her company (no, no) Get trapped in my own thoughts When I just need to breathe And do what makes me me (yeah) (Pre Chorus) So Imma get dressed up Put on my makeup It’s all part of the come up (yeah) Never said I’m perfect But I’m worth it (yeah) (Chorus) (Bridge) Not all heroes wear capes But Imma love me even on my worst day Not all heroes wear capes But Imma love me even on my worst day (Chorus) 2x’s What are your favorite lyrics from your latest single?
My favorite lyrics from this single are in the chorus and the bridge. "I'm just doin' me/It's my superpower/Being the best I can be/It's my superpower" in the chorus and then in the bridge I absolutely love "Imma love me even on my worst day". These lyrics are so important. I wanted them to be like a giant hug for the listener and super validating for them. What kind of pull did you feel about making the single?
I felt called to create a song about mental health awareness. Some days it truly is difficult to even get out of bed. On those days, you still are worthy of all the self love in the world. Shout out to my brilliant co-writer Juliet Piper for helping this vision come to fruition.
Are all your writing sessions collaborative or do you go off on your own? Do you have a preference?
Not all sessions are collaborative. I enjoy writing on my own, but the experience is so much more enriching when I collaborate with others. It brings new ideas and new perspectives where I'm aso able to learn and grow as a writer.
Do you ever compare the work you bring to the table?
I do. Sometimes I can't help it. I'll compare my own songs to each other and I'll compare my work to other artists'. But ultimately I am very proud of the music I've made whether on my own or with collaborators. I believe I carry a message that needs to be heard; a message of love, self acceptance, growth, and belief in one's self.
What is standard practice when it comes to if the song is really finished?
Hmmmmm. I'll write, let it breathe, and give it time to see if I want to change any of the lyrics. Sometimes it just clicks and I know the song is ready right then and there the moment the lyrics hit the page. Once I'm committed to the lyrics, I'll link up with a producer. I love being present and involved in production. I am very intentional with my lyrics and production to curate a unique and visceral experience for the listener. Essentially the same thing will happen, where we'll have the session and then I let the song breathe. Give it sometime where I listen through and see if there's anything I want to change or add. The key take-away is to not rush the process. Song writing takes a lot of time and effort and I enjoy the process very much.
What was the goal for making the latest track?
The goal was to have a self love anthem that addressed mental health awareness. The goal for "SUPERPOWER" is to remind the listener that they are worthy, they are valid, they are loved even on their "worst" day. Mental health struggles are more common than we realize. The sooner we normalize the conversation, the better. If you are struggling, please know you are not alone. I see you, I love you and I believe in you. This song is me giving you, the listener, a giant hug.
Challenges to the new music that no one would know about?
For this particular track, the timeline got exceedingly stretched out. Writing began in September of 2019 and then the song wasn't mastered until March of 2021. It took a long time to get the lyrics to where I wanted them to be. Then there was covid. It also took a lot of time to find the right producer for the project. Shout out to the incredibly talented Ryan Lallier for his beautiful production, mixing and mastering on "SUPERPOWER". Without him and Juliet I don't think this song could've turned out as magical as it has.
Favorite memory in the making of this music?
My favorite memory during the process of making "SUPERPOWER" was when I sent my Dad one of the preliminary versions of the song after Ryan started working his magic. He told me it was my best song yet. I felt so validated. My Dad is very loving and supportive. He's also an avid music lover with captious opinions. So to know he really thought this song was a hit made this project so special to me.
Is there anything off the table when it comes to bringing yourselves into your music?
I love collaborating and hearing fresh takes and new ideas. I myself can be picky and very specific, but I enjoy listening to others' perspectives. It'll only enhance the work. What's completely off the table is any kind of disrespect towards me or my collaborators. Everyone coming to the table is gifted, unique and valid.
Leave us on a high note! And share some good news!
Be on the look-out for the "SUPERPOWER" music video! We wrapped filming in March and have just found an exquisite editor. It's gonna be a smash! I anticipate releasing the video this summer. You can follow me on my social media to stay up to date on when the video will drop.