By Nicholas Jason Lopez
As the founder/CEO/choreographer of dance crew Fatally Unique – who performed on BET’s “106 & Park” and were semifinalists on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent,” ALONZO felt something else was missing from his pursuit of happiness.
Passionate about dance since age four, the Los Angeles-based artist soon discovered the power of his own singing voice and hasn’t looked back since. He has enjoyed musical success, as he was the first lead singer ever approved by the Prince ESTATE to tour with the 4U Prince Symphony Tour and his single “Your Medicine” debuted in the Top 100 on the iTunes Rock charts.
Now called the “Man Of Many Gifts,” ALONZO released his latest single “Sexin’ You,” which showcases the full spectrum of what he offers as a singer, songwriter, dancer and performer.
The Music Bugle had the opportunity to talk with ALONZO about his new song and more.
Music Bugle – What makes you the most proud about where you live?
ALONZO – I think I’m most proud to be in Los Angeles because it is proof that I followed through with my dream for my life. My whole life growing up, I said I was moving to L.A. one day and now, I’m here. Moving here was truly the best decision I ever made for my life.
Music Bugle – If you had the chance to relive your youth, is there anything you would’ve done differently?
ALONZO – Oh my god, this is such a good question. Part of me wants to say yes, but then there is a part that knows I would not be who I am now without the youth and upbringing that I had. If I could do one thing differently, I’d say that It would have been to start sooner with pursuing a career in music. I believe I would be much more successful right now, had I started earlier.
Music Bugle – What did your connection to Fatally Unique and its national success teach you about the dance/entertainment industry as a whole?
ALONZO – Leading Fatally Unique for all of those years literally prepared me for my tours in Asia. Fatally Unique taught me so many lessons about perseverance, pushing through tough times, putting shows together, literally all the things needed to pursue a professional career in the entertainment industry. Fatally Unique set the foundation for my work ethic, which has really come in handy living in L.A..
Music Bugle – Where are some of your favorite places to travel?
ALONZO – I love tropical vacations. Pretty water, sand, scenery and good weather. Hawaii, Fiji Islands, Bahamas, anywhere there is beauty and relaxation, I’m in.
Music Bugle – Does social media make it easier or harder to stand out in today’s music scene?
ALONZO – Social media has its perks for sure. I’d say it makes it easier, but it does take hard work. You have to be consistent, strategic and intentional. Many people just post, thinking something is just going to go viral one day, which has happened to some people, but does not happen to most. Most people that go viral or are social media famous work very hard and are committed to that.
Music Bugle – Looking back on your career, what has been the hardest obstacle to overcome?
ALONZO – Fear. Fear of being judged, fear of not being accepted. This fear led me to not working as hard as I knew I could. It led to excuses and looking back, had I just gone for it without second-guessing myself, I would be much further along now.
Music Bugle – What inspired your latest single ‘Sexin’ You’?
ALONZO – This song was written during a period where I was completely celibate. I often go celibate when I face a large task. In this case, it was writing my album. I was celibate from December 3 to March 3 while writing. “Sexin’ You” was written on one of the hardest nights of my celibacy. It is about a celibate man who wants to do the deed, but just can’t. It’s a sexual song, but if you listen to the lyrics, it’s more about discipline and self-control.
Music Bugle – How would you describe your fashion style and how do you feel it correlates to your music?
ALONZO – I’m not sure it correlates just yet. We are still determining exactly what my style is. I believe it is a combination of vintage high fashion and avant-garde. Considering that my music genre is rock pop soul, I love to look like a rock star that knows how to dress.
Music Bugle – How have you been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic?
ALONZO – This pandemic has been the best worst thing to ever happen. (Laughs) I made the best of it. Learned new skills, saved money and more. Although the pandemic really sucked, I must say that I’m coming out of it much stronger and more focused than I was before.
Music Bugle – If you had the opportunity to go back to this past New Year’s Eve, what would you tell yourself about 2020?
ALONZO – These questions have really been amazing. I would tell myself that this year is not about to go as planned, but stay focused because you can still benefit from it. I think many people just lost their minds this year. My priority has been to keep my mind strong, so that I can stay sane through the madness.