Spanish and Turkish rapper, singer, and producer Alexx Cloud from Santa Fe, New Mexico has been making some big moves in the music scene recently. Here he talks about the challenges of being an independent artist, how he’s developed his sound, and the plans in store for his first headline show this summer.
Joining Headliner on a Zoom call from Florida’s Treasure Coast – which he nowadays calls home – Alexx Cloud is perked up and excited to discuss his path to being a musical artist. He initially reveals that he moved to his current location in 2016, which ended up being one of the best decisions of his life.
When he was growing up, his family moved to Switzerland for a period of time, serving as a catalyst for the young Cloud to discover his love for music and songwriting.
“My songs were horrible back then,” he begins with a chuckle in his voice. “But writing them gave me the tools that I needed in order to be where I am today. I actually ended up dropping out of high school; when I was around 19 years old I just went balls to the wall with my music pursuing it full time, and it ended up being something special.”
Aim For The Moon is technically Cloud’s fourth album project, although you’ll only find his last two albums on streaming platforms: “I recently took my first two down, just to make some space as things were getting a little cluttered,” he says.