Nashville-based singer/songwriter, Alexander, has partnered with Paste Magazine to unveil his debut EP and stream all 5 tracks to celebrate his release. The EP, which unveiled Friday, August 12th combines varying genres to create a pure pop meets R&B style that tackles happiness, struggle, relationships and everything in between to create heartfelt, passionate, and relatable storylines. With over a decade of honing in on his craft and sound, Alexander created an EP similar to Jason Derulo’s sound with a hint of Nick Jonas’s pop tunes, and as much passion and honesty as The Weeknd. Growing up Alexander found his musical cues in rock legends such as Aerosmith, Queen and Led Zeppelin with a hint of pop-punk classics Blink 182 and New Found Glory and credits his love for the varying genres to the punchy pop tracks he is created today. The debut EP released August 12, 2016 and features Christian Fiore, Brittany Lane, Thomas Bracciale, and Brooke Williams as co-writers.
Off the debut EP comes single/music video for “Can’t Sleep Without You,” (see below) a punchy tune about losing someone close to you and feeling the urge to drive to ease one’s mind. Alexander expands, “This song is about those times after a breakup when you get so comfortable and used to someone being there, then, suddenly, they’re not there anymore. They’re haunting your dreams, your thoughts, and it’s inescapable. Your bed isn’t the same without them. You can’t sleep because of it, and so you just want to drive somewhere. In this song, I wanted to display imagery of someone not being able to sleep, becoming an insomniac because of the person they’ve lost. So they just drive. They don’t have a destination in mind.”
Alexander is able to create lyrics that are passionate and relatable. He explains, “I want my listeners to relate with me through my struggles, and also through my happiness. I want them to know that they’re loved and to give them hope.” He continues, “I love writing stories, but I definitely write mostly about things that are happening in my life. It helps me cope with the problems I’m facing. Not just to complain about them, but putting them on paper sometimes helps me deal with them.”
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