Chicago-born artist Alexander23 takes you away with his smooth vocals and intricate writing style. Alexander first started playing guitar at 8 years old, and from there, he explored many different paths, including engineering school and even joining a band. Through these experiences, he was able to learn so much about himself. He describes being in a band “like college for music.”
*Light bulb emoji* Fun Fact: He was born on January 23, 1996, hence his artist name “Alexander23”
Fast forward to today, the young singer has been making a name for himself and has risen in popularity since his first EP in 2019. Alexander23’s new album “Oh No, Not Again!” was released on Friday, February 19, 2021. The creation of this EP, however, was an accident! According to Alexander, “I didn’t set out to write an EP at the beginning, and then it became increasingly clear during the writing process over the last year that these songs belong together.” When asked about 3 songs to describe the EP, he said it was “sad but hopeful.” This theme is particularly reflected with the two lead singles from the EP: IDK You Yet and Cry Over Boys.
Although his career has just begun, he has already achieved great success. Both of the lead singles from the EP have received massive attention on Tiktok, a popular social media platform, with each song receiving millions of listens. Before COVID-19 and this EP, the highlight of his career thus far was playing Lollapalooza for the first time, which is an annual music festival held in Chicago. Not only did he get to perform in his hometown for a huge audience, but the event was extra special because his grandparents were in the audience!
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The rising star has had quite the journey but has learned so much along the way. This is some advice he gave to up-and-coming artists, “Don’t be afraid to suck and be bad, go and make bad music...go out and experiment instead of putting too much into it... enjoy that feeling of not being good and you will improve rapidly.”
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