Born Alyssa Cavaleri, a musician from Sydney, just released a new song titled Fame. The song’s glittering production, which was inspired by an Amy Winehouse documentary, elevates Alyssa’s professional yet heartfelt vocals. Fame is a pop song that will get you dancing during the party and pondering at the after-party. It was inspired by artists like Alicia Keys, Adele, Michael Jackson, and Beyoncé.
After Ruby from her 2020 album, Alyssa’s first solo release, Fame, marked the beginning of her recorded comeback. She has been performing in shows throughout Sydney for the past two years, refining her live performance skills (including a performance at the Oxford Arts Factory).
It’s message was influenced by the film Soul, whose story has elements in common with Fame’s main theme. The song serves as a reminder that achieving fame can cause you to lose sight of your true identity. In the quest for fame, you run the risk of slicing yourself on the blade’s edge since success can have two sides.
When your passion becomes an obsession, you can lose sight of reality. It’s important to take care of yourself first and foremost, because you can lose sight of why you’re doing what you’re doing when you’re chasing fame.”
This is what the musical genius Alyssa Cavaleri had to say about her latest song. She shared more about herself and her musical journey, she also did mention of what really keeps her going. More of these were shared in an interview with Mister Styx of Musicarenagh.
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What is your stage name
Is there a story behind your stage name?
Not really, I just use my real name 😊
Where do you find inspiration?
Through experiences, emotions, stories, movies, music and other artists, family, and my surroundings.
What was the role of music in the early years of your life?
As a child music for me was a way to let out my emotions. It also felt like a safe space where I could drift into the present moment.
Are you from a musical or artistic family?
Not many people in my family sing but both my parents are creative people. My mum bought my first keyboard when I was around 8-9years old which definitely sparked something in me.
My brother played guitar before me which inspired me to pick up guitar and I began to dive into my musical journey. I know both sides of my nonni (grandparents) loved to sing and also play the mandolin.
Who inspired you to be a part of the music industry?
I don’t feel there was a certain someone that inspired me to be apart of the music industry, but there were definitely moments from a range of people and my surroundings that lead me to this path.
I remember watching Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5 with my brother and remember feeling inspired or a certain way towards the music.
How did you learn to sing/write/to play?
I began to sing along to music and play the piano from listening to music at a young age but eventually began singing lessons in year 11&12 for my HSC. I began to write songs and record melodies just on my iphone but once taking guitar lessons in year 7, it become easier and more inspiring to write.
What was the first concert that you ever went to and who did you see perform?
My first concert I went too was Green Day.
How could you describe your music?
I would describe my music as emotional, meaningful, soulful with a genre of acoustic pop, pop, rnb. I haven’t yet released much of my more rnb styles just yet.
Describe your creative process.
Majority of my song process would be me sitting at the piano or guitar, mucking around with some chords then beginning to sing some melodies over it. Sometimes, I will also be out and a melody or theme will pop in my head then I will record it on my phone then go back home to find some chords to add to it.
What is your main inspiration?
Love, whether that be from someone else experience or my own.
What musician do you admire most and why?
That is a tough one for there are so many admirable musicians. Michael Jackson would have been the first I recall listening too on repeat as a child. I also love Frank Sinatra, Daniel Caeser, Alicia Keys, Adele.
Did your style evolve since the beginning of your career?
I wouldn’t say it has changed drastically, I believe I have just become more knowledgeable with chords and writing, which has allowed me to express my style more.
Who do you see as your main competitor?
Myself. I try not to compare or compete for I definitely know it wouldn’t be healthy mentally. All artists have had that thought when in self-doubt “I wish I was better than” or “Why can’t I be like them” and we’re all human but it definitely isn’t the best way too think and you should be focusing on how you can be the best version of yourself and enjoy the process and ride.
What are your interests outside of music?
I love being outdoors or trying to be active. I love hiking, fishing, oz tag, painting, drawing, photography, taking my dog for walks, hanging out with friends.
If it wasn’t a music career, what would you be doing?
Photography or Fashion Design
What is the biggest problem you have encountered in the journey of music?
Definitely thinking I am not good enough. Self-doubt in whether this should even be my path or where I am meant to go. Not thinking a song is good enough either and getting stuck on releasing music.
Why did you choose this as the title of this project?
My brother and I thought it related well to the theme of the song and summed it up perfectly.
What are your plans for the coming months?
Recording my next single, organising an EP and an original gig to showcase my songs.
Do you have any artistic collaboration plans
I definitely want to continue working on some more releases with my brother. I have also collaborated recently with Jeida Woods, and releasing the collaboration the day before my release. I am definitely open to more collaborations and am hoping to do more.
What message would you like to give to your fans?
Enjoy the process. Like my new single “Fame”, it explains when your passion becomes an obsession you can lose sight of reality and the smaller things in life. It can go so quick so enjoy every moment.