Doing What Sets You Free…
Growing up in a music-loving household, it’s no surprise that Bexey was drawn to creating his own as a means of healing and, of course, expression. With his dad in an East-end rock band, mum in the discos and his brother blaring drum & bass, grime and garage in the loft – it’s this unique fusion that has created the distinctive sound of the London native. PAUSE sat down to discover a little more about Bexey, his style, influences and plans for the future.
Your music scene seems to be hard to categorise, what genre or sub-genre would you describe your music as?
I don’t know man I don’t really like putting labels on things and limiting myself, some artists are like “I’m underground, sad, waved, chill, all these f*cking different names bro” I just experiment, I call it magic, might as well, I’m a magic man, I just experiment and let it out, what’s inside, through expression.
Let out what’s inside in relation to where you’ve come from or?
In my mind, letting out my feelings and shit I’ve been through.
Is that from your experiences?
Yeah, yeah or could be things in the future.
You were very close to the late Lil Peep, how will you continue to keep his memory alive?
Keep spreading the message that he started, be here for the people, be yourself, do what you love, don’t hold back, just be here for the people that need it, I’m going to keep spreading that forever.
Do you find it difficult growing up in the spotlight, is fame a blessing or a curse or both?
I wouldn’t view it as a curse because this is what I’m here for, I know my purpose in life and that isn’t working a 9-5 job doing what I hate. It’s like I said, being here for the people and spreading this message so it’s a blessing definitely. To reach all these people. I don’t leave the house much I’m indoors, a lot of my favourite people in the world I talk to online I haven’t even met them before, but they’re just huge supporters of my music, so yeah it’s a blessing.
That’s the way the world communicates now, isn’t it?
Yeah through screens. It’s creepy.
How would you describe your style in one word?
What is your favourite brand? If there was one brand you’d wear for life what would it be?
Shit, I can’t do that bro.
If we were to go into your wardrobe what brands would we find?
Moncler, Stone Island, Gucci, Prada, I like a lot of other shit too like shit that doesn’t have brands on them, I could go in a f*cking charity shop and find something and mix it with a £1000 belt, so I’m not too into brands, I mean I am and I ain’t.
I can see your jewellery, is that Vivienne Westwood?
Why Vivienne Westwood?
My friend Gabe, he rocks Vivienne Westwood all the time, so yeah he kind of put me onto Vivienne, I don’t know they just make pretty jewellery, I’m about to get some custom shit though.
Tell us about your hairstyle why did you pick that certain look?
I was born, I was about to say I was born with a bowl cut bro that would of been crazy (laughs), come out with a bowl cut like nah, nah. When I was younger haircuts were expensive, we didn’t have a lot of money so the bowl cut, my whole family had it, literally put a bowl on your head, go with the scissors. My baby photos we all had it, I had it, both my brothers had it, even my sister had the whole fringe, obviously they don’t have it now, we laugh at those pictures, but now it’s like, that’s what I came from so it’s like f*ck it, now I got it white. Yeah f*ck it I made the bowl cut sexy, I just said that it in a song (laughs).