Lee Alexander is a Korean musician who is committed to taking his music to the world. A performer
since high school, Lee has to his credit several solo shows performed in bars, malls, music stages
around Asia. In this interview, he talks about his inspirations, hopes, and future plans.
Q. What inspired you to make music?
A. It’s something I have loved forever. I remember listening to Eminem and feeling incredibly inspired
by his work and life. I loved the idea that words and music can be used to convey some of the most
complex emotions and complicated problems. Like humor, music has a way of elevating a cause to a
place where it can be examined with openness and without fear or prejudice. And being a child of the
digital era I was stunned by the magic that older musicians had weaved into their music with limited
resources. I wanted to test myself, know who I am and music seemed to be the best way to do it.
Q. What was your experience performing live?
A. It was surreal, to say the least. I realized that no matter how confident you are in your music, there’s
always room for that initial nervousness when you play live. That’s where I learned the importance of
practice because even when you feel that your nerves are melting, the practice takes over and
soon you become one with the groove and when that happens, the audience connects with you
at a different level. It’s humbling and intoxicating at the same time.
Q. What plans do you have for the future?
A. I want to dabble in more genres, produce more music, and learn more about the roots of music.
Essentially I want to create a space for myself where I am constantly learning and producing music.