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GRAMMY-nominated singer, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Alexander 23 has released his introspective full-length debut album, Aftershock.
The 11-track collection, which details the fallout of a breakup, showcases Alexander’s impressive growth as a songwriter and his knack for capturing emotional depth. Of the project, he shares, “My album is about the grieving process of a breakup. Being heartbroken, thinking you’re over it when you’re obviously not, meeting new people, questioning yourself and all your relationships. If the breakup was the emotional earthquake, the creation of this album was the emotional aftershock.” In addition to the release of his album, Alexander shared a captivating cinematic visual for “If We Were A Party.”
Produced by Alexander and GRAMMY-winning producer Dan Nigro (Olivia Rodrigo, Conan Gray), Aftershock is an intense look inside the mind of the rising pop artist after an all-consuming breakup. It digs deep into his post-split mental state while also showing a touching empathy toward his ex, signaling his ever-growing maturity as an artist and as a person.
Songs like the heartbreaking, fragile ode to a lost friend “The Hardest Part” and the anthemic “Somebody’s Nobody” reveal the breadth of Alexander’s inner life, with detailed lyrics that make his impassioned delivery land even harder.
Other tracks, like “RIP You And Me,” which features Charlie Puth on the piano, the harmony-rich “Fall 2017 (What If),” and the wild “If We Were A Party,” pair raw feeling with ingenious production, a powerful combination that shows why PAPER Magazine hailed him as someone who had “struck a chord with his generation from the very beginning.”
With Aftershock, Alexander 23 continues a whirlwind year that began when the pop savant released the Olivia Rodrigo co-write “Hate Me If It Helps,” and went on to include critical acclaim for singles like the “Crash,” as well as support slots for like-minded artists John Mayer and Tate McRae.
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