Daryn Alexus.

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Edited by John Bergin

What is your idea of perfect happiness?
I believe that happiness is fleeting. It’s an emotion, like sadness or excitement. If you get bad news or lose a relationship etc. you will feel sad for a moment. Sometimes that is an extended moment, but eventually that sadness is replaced by a new emotion, a new love, a new car, some great news, friends and family. Happiness works the same way to me. You can feel it in a moment, but that moment may pass. I believe that it’s joy that I want to have more and more and more of! Joy isn’t circumstantial. Joy doesn’t care if it’s raining, or if the sun is shining. Joy isn’t affected by other people or anything external. Joy is complete. Joy is feeling good on the inside and moving with love no matter what you’re going through. Still smiling in spite of your current situation whether good or bad. I believe you can feel sadness and still have joy. Joy is trusting that no matter what, it’s still all good.

What is your motto?
I’m not sure that I actually have one.

What is your current state of mind?
Right now I’m in a state of expectancy. I believe that I’m aligning and as a result, great things are to come. Sometimes I literally just feel so excited for no particular reason. On the edge of my seat with my life right now.

How would you like to die?
Peacefully drift in sleep.

What is it that you love most about what you do?
I love the effects music has on the world. A great song can really activate something special within people. Music is always there for everyone in every moment of life. There is song in everything we do. I believe music gets us through life. Imagine a world where music didn’t exist? It’s dry as hell and silent A.F. Seriously, picture no background music, no music on your commute, no music at the function, no music when you’re cleaning the house, no music in the movies or tv shows. NO MUSIC ANYWHERE! It’s awful. So I love that I can be apart of something that provides so much joy to people. Be apart of something that gets people through a bad break-up, or the death of a loved one, or to celebrate life in any way! I love that I have an opportunity to be there for people all around the world in a real way.

If you could have a conversation with anybody (alive or dead), who would it be?
Jesus! Child, I would love for him to just come sit on my bed one night and tell me everything I need to know. Do this, don’t do that. I get tired of trying to guess lol. Jesus himself, hands down no question!

When did you realize that you wanted to be a creative?
I’ve always been creative, even before I knew what it was exactly. I never played with traditional toys. I always wanted craft stations and beads and paint; things I could put together or color on. It didn’t take long for me to discover music because I had an aunt that sang. I never hated school but I always preferred the arts classes. I just had a natural gravitation towards everything artistic. I never realized “oh I’m creative!” I just always have been creative.

What motivates you?
I have always seemed to struggle with self doubt. I had a fight between my head and my heart. So, my motivation is usually me just proving to myself that I am able. Making sure to become someone I can be proud of. Being able to look back over my life and smile with no regrets.

What do you love about being a woman?
What’s not to love? I love everything about it. That’s a cheat answer, but we are the mothers of the universe: from us comes life.

What is your experience of being a woman, while also being a creative?
This is an ever-evolving question to me. As I grow through the many different stages of my life, obtaining, changing, and refining what is real for me, the answer to this changes. One thing that I believe is constant though - creative women have a responsibility to provide perspective. In the arts, the male voice is so dominant because of the imbalance of power. What I mean is, most engineers are men, most of the videographers I’ve worked with were men, etc. and they will always do things from their perspective. Which is not bad, it’s just their perspective. But as a women it is imperative that you know exactly what you want, have it executed exactly the way you want, and don’t back down because somewhere, there is a man standing by, who will naturally put his male perspective on your art however he sees fit. And it’s not meant to harm or disrespect you; he’s only operating from a natural place. But to sum it up as plainly as I can: know what you want.

I love the effects music has on the world. A great song can really activate something special within people.