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Meet Axel Mansoor

Today we’d like to introduce you to Axel Mansoor.

Axel, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
For sure! I think it actually gives more context to start with where I am now and work backwards from there. I’ve been really fortunate over the last 2 years: I was nominated for an Emmy for a song I wrote for General Hospital; my debut song for my artist project charted at #5 on Spotify’s US Viral 50; I sang for and appeared in commercials for global brands like Lexus and Fender; and millions of people all over the world have listened to my songs! Plus, I get to meet and work with incredible people everyday. I have a lot left to learn as an artist and entrepreneur, but I’m incredibly lucky that I get to follow my passion.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
The only reason I started with my accomplishments is to give context. My path has NOT been easy. I have had to fight (and still have to fight) very hard to keep this dream alive. I’ve always struggled with loving myself; with an unstable sense of identity; constantly feeling like I’m never working hard enough; and I was pretty awful at music for a long time before I found what worked for me.

Basically, ten years ago, no one would’ve picked me out of a lineup as someone who’d find success. But I stayed persistent. I stayed curious. I invested time and energy into people who gave back to me, and I dropped my toxic relationships. Most importantly, I figured out my values (joy and curiosity) and did my best to stay true to those.

We’d love to hear more about your work and what you are currently focused on. What else should we know?
My ultimate goal is to create art that moves people towards unconditional self-love and acceptance. I suffered from self-hatred most of my life, but I’ve worked extremely hard to create a healthier relationship with myself. I want to share what I’ve learned and experienced with as many people as possible because I genuinely believe that If I can do it, anyone can.

So, what’s next? Any big plans?
Yes! I’m opening for Juke Ross in LA at the Troubador on Nov 18th, so if you’re interest is piqued check me out on Spotify and definitely come through for the show. Juke is incredible.

I’m also putting out a new track this month! The first track is called “Snowglobe” and it was made in collaboration with a fantastic artist by the name of Koresma (he actually produced my debut track, Wasted My Love)! We wrote it in just 3 hours in the late hours of the night, and it definitely has a cool mysterious night-time energy to it.

On a personal note, I just bought a big quartz singing bowl for the first time and am way way way into sound baths! I used to think they were BS, but I was so wrong.

Contact Info:

  • Website: www.axelmansoor.com
  • Email: axelmansoor@gmail.com
  • Instagram: @axelmansoor
  • Twitter: @axelmansoor

Image Credit:
Ian Clontz; Design Hotels

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