The music industry is always on the lookout for the next big thing from among many aspiring artists, whether independent or those who are backed by a popular record company. Rising music artist, ElleXentric, is one of the most anticipated smoking guns in the industry today with her funk and neo-soul sound that electrifies the soul. Her upcoming single “Best Life”, which is expected to be released in March this year, is something that this artist is truly excited to share with her fans.
Born LaVeatra Hood, the Seattle native started her music career in 2016 and introduced her personal brand, ElleXentric. Then in 2019, she released her first single titled, “My Time”, and just last year, she released another exciting single, which she called, “Without A Doubt”. While she has opted to take a slower pace in building her music career, she still remains confident that these singles will keep fans interested long enough to appreciate the release of her next project.
Aside from working on her music, ElleXentric also runs her own internet radio station, www.XEEX974.com. It has become the perfect platform for her to promote soulful tunes and discuss anything under the sun. She also enjoys being able to connect with her audience on a different level.
One of ElleXentric’s advocacies as an artist, is promoting the importance of self-love. A lot of women nowadays, most especially, tend to neglect their personal needs and desires to make way for the needs of their families and loved ones. ElleXentric believes that they can have the best of several worlds, whether as a mother, a wife, a career woman, an entrepreneur, or an artist, like her. She believes that living life to the fullest entails being able to take care of oneself on a regular basis. By setting an example to many women out there, she hopes that they, too, will find it in themselves to live out their destinies without fear of losing sight of their other roles in life.
Building her personal brand as a music artist inspired her to remember her mother, a hardworking woman who maintained several jobs to put food on the table and a roof over her head. As a career woman, ElleXentric found herself needing to alter her appearance in order to fit in and adapt to the corporate culture. She, however, felt like she was curtailing her self-expression and robbing herself of the freedom to be able to look however she wants to. Being a music artist allowed her the liberty to just be herself, express her artistry in whatever way she felt like doing it, and gave her the confidence to put herself out there without fear of being scrutinized for her looks and the color of her skin.
As a rising music artist, ElleXentric dreams of one day taking center stage at one of Coachella’s events. Next to this, is being able to perform on a world stage, travel across the globe, and introduce her music to different cultures. As a confident woman in pursuit of her dreams, she wants others to know that there is joy and fulfillment in doing it. Through her story, she wants people to start believing in the power of their dreams once more, to never again second guess their capacity to be great and to have the time of their life.