This week we are crushing on Alessia Cohle!
A Mississauga native, Alessia Cohle holds the tiles of country singer, songwriter, recording artist, and performer. Alessia caught the star bug early in life, and has been performing since she was only eight. Educated as well as talented, she’s earned two music degrees from the University of Western Ontario and a Master of Music from Berklee College of Music’s Valencia Campus in Spain. These days Alessia has been honing her musical skills in Nashville, where she continues to spend time working on her songwriting and singing abilities. Before releasing her debut EP album, Let’s Get Gone (June 2015) Cohle first began capturing the hearts of country music fans with her breakthrough single “Sunday Shoes”. Her music reflects her personality as well as her life experience, with songs reflecting love, heartbreak, self discovery and self love. Take a listen to “Sunday Shoes below”.
A philantrophist as well as a songstress, Alessia has lent her voice to support various charities such as Tikko Travels where she co-wrote the anthem ‘Make A Change’, performing at Verona’s Voyage for Sick Kids Hospital, partnering with Steve’s Music for their ‘Steve Supports Country’ campaign, and writing ‘Weight Of You’, a poignant tribute to anti-bullying. Sweet and sassy, familiar yet unpredictable, Cohle’s music is as entertaining as it is empowering. Take a read of her romantic views below!
What is the first thing that you notice about a potential love interest?
I admit the very first thing I notice is height. I’m 5’10 so a tall guy would be nice. I’m also a sucker for nice eyes. Not for their eye colour, but if their eyes are kind and match their smile. Speaking of which, I also notice their smile for oral hygiene. Good oral hygiene is a must.
What’s your instant deal breaker?
If someone doesn’t have a good sense of humour, and can’t laugh at themselves. I like laughing and I laugh at myself all the time. I’m generally a happy person, so I need a guy to be similar in that sense.
What is the best piece of romance advice you have ever received?
Don’t try and make something happen. If it feels forced or feels like the romance is going towards a one-way street, he’s not worth it.
What’s the strangest thing someone has done to get your attention?
On my first day at a new job, this guy brought me a tea (the way I like it) and left a really sweet note on the windshield of my car. It wasn’t necessarily strange, but was really cute and definitely got my attention.
Describe your love life in one word.
I know I’ve answered this question before but my answer is still … BORING! Between going back and forth from Toronto to Nashville writing, recording my new album, and performing, I rarely have time to go out with my friends let alone a date. I still live vicariously through my friends’ love lives haha. However, if a guy asked me out and I was interested I wouldn’t say no …