[PREMIERE + Q&A] Lexxi Saal Picks Apart Past Relationships in “Scab”

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By Alissa Arunarsirakul // June 24, 2020

Lexxi Saal’s music has been featured in countless commercials, television shows, and film trailers, but today’s the day she officially lands a spot on your radar. Between her seamless fusion of pop and soul, Saal manages to deliver an unforgettable soundscape that’ll be stuck in your head for the foreseeable future. As her first release of 2020, Saal is proud to present her infectious new single, “Scab.”

Saal has been through her fair share of heartbreak and healing, and she uses these experiences to comfort us in our time of need with “Scab.” With her mesmerizing vocals and enticing instrumentals, “Scab” has us wavering between wanting to move on from exes and dancing the night away. Although Saal knows how frustrating breakups can be, she makes the process sound so enthralling with “Scab.”

On “Scab,” Lexxi Saal exclusively shared with us,

“I wrote ‘Scab’ because it is virtually impossible to have your heart broken, and not pick apart every part of the relationship and second guess what could have, should have been.”

The Hidden Hits has your first listen of “Scab” below:

To celebrate the release of her new music, we recently chatted with Lexxi Saal about heartbreak, healing, and of course, “Scab.”

HH: How did you first get into music? 

LS: I always had a love for music and writing. I began signing at 12 years old, eventually went on to Berklee College of Music, fast forward; living in LA, writing every day.

HH: “Scab” is all about the difficult healing process during heartbreak. How do you deal with breakups and self-love? 

LS: I dealt with it just like everybody else: patience and a lot of self love to get through those “2 AM feelings.”

HH: Can you describe your creative process behind the track? 

LS: It usually starts out with a melody and the lyrics follow.

HH: What would you say to listeners who are having a hard time moving on from an ended relationship? 

LS: You almost get satisfaction at picking everything apart, but instead just let it heal.

HH: Your songs have been featured in so many commercials, shows, and film trailers. How do you feel when you hear your music placed in videos like those? 

LS: I fucking love it. Every time I hear my voice or music placed in things like this, I’m so happy and humbled that I get to do this every day.

HH: If you could turn back time and write any hit song, which would it be? 

LS: If I could turn back time and write any hit song it would be “I’d Rather Go Blind” by Etta James.

HH: What are your three hidden hits?

LS: I love anything JP Saxe; his writing is crazy good.

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