August 31st, 2022 8:30pm Stage 2
With a new sound reminiscent of the modern hyperpop genre, 21-year-old Manhattan native, Alé is a musical triple-threat. Multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter, and producer, Alé only needs a few instruments and a laptop to execute his vision, bringing live instrumentation and pop, hip-hop, and rock influences to the digital world.
After finishing high school in Amsterdam, Stevie Bill (23) quickly realized that to live her musical dreams, she had to write her own stories. Born to an English mother and a Dutch father, she moved to Berlin after her 17th birthday: ‘I didn’t know too much about the city, but I wanted to just dive in and develop myself as a songwriter and vocalist’. She soon found herself working in studios and writing songs for other artists.
While in Berlin, Stevie applied to the prestigious Clive Davis Institute at NYU, New York. She was accepted and moved there in September, at age 19. In New York, Stevie is working on her project 24/7, collaborating with the writers and producers she met in Amsterdam, Berlin and New York during the last couple of years. Her melodies and lyrics are always in motion, inspired by contemporary artists like: Post Malone, Clairo and 90s R&b singers like Toni Braxton and TLC, the music Stevie grew up with. Her EP ‘Messy’ captures stories directly from Stevie’s personal life, some are a little messier than others. 'When I moved to New York for the first time, I wanted everything to go perfectly. But soon I realized that life is fucking messy, things happen, people say shit about you. One of my biggest lessons was: embrace the chaos.' Stevie wants to tell her peers to stay bold and keep taking risks, because life isn’t fun if it’s not a little messy. Making mistakes is part of being young and human. 'My room is messy, and so am I.'