Alexa Ray Joel tells AOL Music she’s determined to find success without the songwriting help of her father, Billy Joel. “My dad has played a huge part in my musical development,” she explained, “but I never let him literally help me write a song. Sometimes he tries to get more involved with my songwriting process, and I’m like, ‘Stop! This has to be my song and my song only!’ But he understands and respects me for that all the more, because he knows that I have to do it on my own in order to really grow as an artist.”
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