The 22-year-old actress and singer opened up with the mag about her new music, looking ahead to new projects and more. Check it:
On being thankful for her past projects: “To be blunt, I’ve been a pawn on many chessboards. I do not regret or resent any of my early entertainment experience—that’s my launch pad and the first chapters of my story—but I am ready to take the driver’s seat of my artistic journey and share a piece of myself—my fingerprint, my heartbeat—with fans. I’m ready to be vulnerable about my humanity in hopes that it connects to and inspires others.”
On her music: “There’s strength, vigor, passion, and authenticity in the lyrics and melodies. We use universal rhythms and international grooves in the production. It’s spontaneous and powerful, and it moves each listener differently. I learned about music through movement, actually. What a gift…As I create in the studio, I stand up and dance to see how my body responds to sounds and rhythms.”
On the Missy Elliott tribute video: “I was returning home from a film premiere when I received 400 messages asking why I wasn’t at the Super Bowl with Missy Elliott. The following day, media outlets were asking me to comment about her performance. I wanted to show honor and gratitude in a fun way, so I got my friends together and within three days, choreographed, filmed, edited, and released the tribute for the world. Who knew all this would happen?”
Alyson‘s new single, “Woman” is out NEXT Friday, February 19th.