Alyssa Marie Coon
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Feed the Band
Alyssa Marie Coon
I wish I had saved a dollar for every time I said I was surprised about someone I have interviewed here on Feed the Band. We could have thrown a heck of a concert with the money collected. Looking back over the years, I am in awe of how different each artist is, yet we always connect deeply. Alyssa Marie Coon, our next artist on Feed the Band, wasn’t even on my radar a year ago. However, today, she is an integral part of my life and Southern Fellow.
Admittingly, when I first came across Alyssa Marie, I shrugged her off. She was too young, another blonde in a haystack of blondes, and not as traditional as I usually like in a country music artist. I felt that there was nothing I could latch on to, and she would simply get lost in the mix of other artists we have featured. Yet, even with all that, I felt that the least I could do to show some support was attend one of Alyssa’s shows at Ole Red in Orlando. I must admit, Alyssa was highly entertaining to watch, but something wasn’t adding up. On the surface, her youthfulness is apparent, but just below that was a woman. She looks at her career and life experiences with amazingly mature eyes. Two competing forces typically end up in a disaster, but somehow Alyssa makes it work.
It took me a while, but today I don’t separate the two parts of Alyssa Marie. It’s who she is, and now I’m pretty fond of that person. She has given much of her time and talent to our Southern Fellow family and me. If you had told me a year ago that some young little blonde girl in South Florida would be one of my best friends today, I would have laughed it off. Now I can’t help but crack a grin when she smiles and then lets me know how much she has perspired during her set right before going in for a hug. If I go missing, it’s because Alyssa murdered me for sharing that nugget of information, but it demonstrates how far we have come.
“You and Alyssa Marie are now friends. So what? What does that have to do with me or what I listen to?” might be a the forefront of your mind right now, and I don’t blame you. The moral of our story is an old one. Don’t judge a book by its cover. Alyssa Marie Coon is one of the few artists producing music that you, your mom, and your daughter can listen to and not feel the space I first felt between Alyssa and myself. Her latest single is the proof. “A Little Bit in Love” crosses over all age groups. As a guy, I admit it’s often hard to relate to the song put out by young female artists. Yet, I must confess, Alyssa’s latest single has me yearning for a little old-school romance.
Alyssa Marie Coon - "A Little Bit in Love"
Whatever you think you know about Alyssa Marie Coon at first glance will vastly change once you dig a little deeper. So we did a little interview to help you take the dive. Not only that, but we crafted a Sticky Asian Wing recipe with a southern kick just for the occasion. You can check out that and our giveaway below. Here is our interview with country music artist Alyssa Marie Coon!
Tell us about your road to country music.
Growing up, I always listened to country music, mainly because my mom and dad pretty much only played it in the car. I really fell in love with it more when I watched Danielle Bradbery start her career on “The Voice” in 2013. She truly inspired me to start my musical journey in country music.
You are a proven songwriter. What advice would you give future writers?
I would say to pour your heart and soul into the music and the lyrics. The best songs usually come from the heart. Be true to who you are in your writing. I have written many songs, some are styles I would perform, and some are not.
Who are your top 3 influences, and how did they shape you as an artist?
Danielle Bradbery, Taylor Swift, and Ashley Cooke. These girls are the most empowering women to me. They all individually have so much motivation and work so hard to achieve their careers. Watching them makes me want to work hard to achieve my goals with or without having a label.
What is your favorite snack while you are writing music?
I love eating freeze-dried strawberries as a snack when I am writing music.
What is your biggest fear?
I am highly arachnophobic. I definitely have an intense fear of spiders.
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We are constantly developing recipes here at Southern Fellow. When writing music, what recipe do you use?
To be honest, I don’t really have a specific recipe that I use! I just make sure I am writing honestly and telling a story.
How do you enjoy spending your alone time?
I enjoy spending my alone time going to the gym, lying in bed watching scary movies and listening to music.
What is your first fond memory of food?
My first fond memory of food is baked ziti. My mom has Italian descent in her, and she cooks lots of Italian food and pasta from scratch.
In your own words, define success.
Success to me is when I have made all my goals into things I can actually accomplish. Sometimes accomplishing success is hard, but I remember that being successful means never giving up. I always strive to do better.
What takes too much of your time?
Social media definitely takes too much of my time. It’s not my favorite thing to do.
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What does the new year look like for you?
I will be recording a lot of new music, making more music videos, and writing more songs. I will also be performing in more venues. I’ll be graduating high school in May 2023, and then I will start college in the Fall of 2023.
What’s an essential part of your daily routine?
Besides showering and getting ready for the day, jamming out to music before going anywhere is definitely a part of my daily routine. I also practice singing and playing guitar daily. I post on social media.
Tell us about your new single, “A Little Bit in Love.”
As the director of my music video, Nuno Gomes describes it: “A Little Bit in Love” is an energetic and happy country and folk song that describes a unique feeling that everyone has at least once in a lifetime. You are just kind of walking in these dark and uncertain territories, trying to figure out how to get out of there, and as soon you see a bright light, you start chasing it to find out who is responsible for it. Once you reach the light, you find out it is the person that has always been there for you the entire time. It is the person you have feelings for, and you just don’t know what those feeling are. This was when the whole path became clear. The whole world starts to look brighter than ever because you are at peace with what your heart just confessed to you about being a little bit in love.
What’s a relationship deal breaker for you?
If the person doesn’t like listening to music or doesn’t understand that music and performing, while it’s my passion, it’s my job. I don’t need the person to be jealous of people talking to me at shows or on social media. I need the person I am involved with to understand I need my alone time and not take that personally. I am an only child, so my alone time is extremely important to me.
What’s your “dance like nobody’s watching” song?
Definitely “GDFR” by Flo Rida.
Is there anything else you want your family at Southern Fellow to know?
Southern Fellow is amazing, and I’m so happy and honored to be a part of the Southern Fellow family. It’s a family that has supported my journey for a while now. Thanks for all the love.
That is Alyssa Marie Coon! It’s an honor to be part of her journey and have her as a member of the Southern Fellow family. I highly recommend you connect with this talented woman using the links above. You can also find Alyssa’s music on Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon, and YouTube. While you are listening to “Little Bit on Love.” you should give our recipe for Sticky Asian Wings a try. Thank you for reading. We have more music, recipes, and concerts on the way!