The SoulBounce Q&A: St. Beauty Speak On Their Origins, Inspirations & What They're 'Talmbout'


It isn't often that you come across the perfect amalgamation of soul, rock and folk in one band, but St. Beauty is just that. The duo, comprised of vocalist Alex Belle and guitarist/backup vocalist Isis Valentino, are the epitome of #BlackGirlMagic. Alex and Isis have taken the musical world by storm since they debuted in 2012. In only three short years, these hardworking women have already accomplished what other musicians dream of. Their immense talent and originality caught the eye of Wondaland Arts Society, home to the likes of Janelle Monáe and Jidenna. After ending The Epheus Tour with fellow Wondaland artists in August, the duo began their current tour with The Internet.

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Their music transcends genres and effortlessly blends various sonic elements to create a unique sound. St. Beauty's music is paradox at times -- the two have an uncanny ability to be soft yet strong, delicate yet incredibly passionate. While St. Beauty has been previously associated with bigger musical acts, the two are breaking out to establish themselves as the talented, independent artists they are. Not only are they poppin' on the mic, their great sense of personal style and entrancing vibe when they perform live sets them apart from any other artists in the current music industry.

The two have an upcoming music video dropping in early November for their single “Going Nowhere,” which is set in the 1970s and directed by Lacey Duke who's done videos for musicians like The Internet and Esperanza Spalding. With these recent tours, projects and the immense following they have, St. Beauty is bound to accomplish great things. Luckily, SoulBounce was able to catch up with the busy duo to quickly talk to them about St. Beauty's origins, their life on tour and where they draw some of their inspiration from.

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