After just over a year, Alex is joining to tell us about her newest single “After 31.” But before we get to that, Alex how has life been since we last spoke?
Thank you so much for having me back to talk about my new single! Life has been really great. Despite the pandemic making it a lot more challenging to play shows and promote my music, I was able to take the time to garner new skills and really hone in and focus on my craft. I rented some recording gear and invested in Logic to learn how to record and comp my own vocals and was able to write well over 50 songs with writers from across Canada and the US.
If someone out there were to listen to your music for the first time, what would you recommend they start with?
I would tell them to start with the first single from my latest project, “Strong As You”. This song is a really good representation of my style. It’s got a funky groove and strong beat with lyrics that are melodic and passionate. I have definitely grown as a writer and artist since I released this song in 2019 but I still think it shows my style and it’s a good starting point for new listeners!
This is your first release of the year. I can see you have been keeping yourself busy with tons of live shows. Did you feel rusty at all after the long break?
It definitely felt like getting back up on a bike after not riding for a long time. It took a few pedals (shows) to settle in but it sure feels good to ride again! I was really lucky to have some opportunities to play pretty unique shows even when things were still somewhat locked down. I played at King Eddy in Calgary and actually performed in a separate room from my band. I also played a few shows behind plexiglass but it definitely feels nice to be getting back to normal and playing shows for real, live, audiences alongside other performers.