The evolution of Grand Prairie artist Alex O’aiza

Alex O’Aiza. Photo: Gabriel Peralta

October is Local Music Month, KXT’s celebration of the sounds reverberating throughout North Texas! Each day, we will highlight different local artists you can hear on KXT. Check back here, find us on our social media or tune in to 91.7 FM to see the day’s featured artist.

Alex O’aiza is a talented guy. The 26-year-old indie pop artist, born in Dallas and raised in Morelia, Michoacán, Mexico, is not one to stay stagnant. Inspired by bands like The Arctic Monkeys and the Black Keys, O’aiza’s earlier releases leaned more towards a bluesy grunge sound before making way for more indie pop numbers. His evolution continued even further in 2021, with the release of “How Your Love Feels,” O’aiza’s first ballad released as a solo artist.

O’aiza continues to grow. Last year, he held his first headlining show in the Limbo Room at Ruins in Deep Ellum where he played songs from his new Let You Go EP to a packed house. The show was a success, still, O’aiza is constantly pursuing and practicing new skills in order to level up.

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All of the hard work is paying off for O’azia. Both his newly perfected dancing skills and acting chops shine through in the visualizer for “Let You Go,” a project he teamed up with Coffee Pot Films to create.

Alex O’aiza will release his second original Spanish single “Te Quedas o Te Vas” on October 25. You can keep up with his hard work and follow his socials for updates.

You can hear even more local music at noon Mon-Fri on Local Bites and on the KXT Local Show on Thursday nights at 7 p.m. If you’re an artist from North Texas, you can submit your music to KXT for consideration right here.

Nilufer is the midday and Local Show host on KXT. She’s also the Manager of Radio Operations for North Texas Public Broadcasting.

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