Lex Casciato (Little Warrior) is a singer, songwriter, & film composer born in Pittsburgh, PA and currently residing in Los Angeles, CA. Armed with powerful lyrics and lush, angelic vocals, Little Warrior’s songs focus on a variety of topics from relationships to social injustice with love as a resounding theme throughout.
Little Warrior’s career began when she began writing and recording her own songs as a teenager in Pittsburgh. After attending Berklee College of Music, she eventually graduated from Chatham University with a bachelor’s degree in Electronic Music & Multimedia.
Casciato relocated to Portland, Oregon in 2011 and quickly began making waves in the Pacific Northwest music scene. In 2013, her Little Airplanes EP garnered attention and earned her a spot on the first ever GirlFestNW showcase. Later that year, she collaborated on Goldini Bagwell’s songs “Desire Is… “ and “Everchanging Constant” on his album "Secondhand Smoke (The Extended Cut)."
In 2016, Little Warrior teamed up with producer Ryan Short to release her first singles "How Do I Be Strong" and "So Far Away" via Heaven Noise Recordings. In 2017, she worked with hip-hop artists Goldini Bagwell and illmac as a featured vocalist on their album "EtheReal," collaborated with rapper Myke Bogan on the song “Far Away,” and moved to Los Angeles to pursue her music career.
Little Warrior’s eclectic style is reminiscent of artists like Grimes, Lana Del Rey, Chvrches, and Halsey. She’s collaborated with notable hip hop artists such as Myke Bogan, Goldini Bagwell, illmac, & OnlyOne. In addition to singing/songwriting, she also is a film composer (under the alias Sessa), crafting original scores for various films that have been shown at various festivals across the country.
This year, Little Warrior returns to the studio with producer Ryan Short to craft her next release and continues her collaborations with other music artists and filmmakers.
"A digitized photometric glimpse into the surreal and culturally driven heart of the youth with her soft, inflatable voice mixed with a demanding, often technically enthused electro-pop vibe"
- PDX Magazine