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Aftershock by Alexander23 is the most honest album of 2022

In the last few years alone, Alexander 23 has made a monumental leap from beloved bedroom-pop artist to Grammy-nominated hitmaker and phenomenally acclaimed musical force. Along with putting out his self-produced 2019 debut EP I’m Sorry I Love You and its 2021 follow-up Oh No, Not Again! — featuring “IDK You Yet,” a massively evocative viral hit fast approaching platinum status — the increasingly in-demand producer earned a Grammy nomination for co-producing Olivia Rodrigo’s triple-platinum “good 4 u” and brought his energetic live set to sold-out headline shows across the country (a feat that recently scored him an opening slot on John Mayer’s Sob Rock Tour 2022). Also a gifted multi-instrumentalist who plays guitar, bass, drums, and piano, Alexander will now make his much-anticipated full-length debut with Aftershock this summer — a wildly cathartic body of work that takes his songwriting and production to a bold new level, ultimately placing him at the forefront of artists adding a thrilling new intimacy to arena-ready alt-rock.

Today, GRAMMY®-nominated singer, songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Alexander 23 releases his introspective full-length debut album, Aftershock. One of the most anticipated albums of this year and which you can finally listen HERE .

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.

Prepare your tissues and also your credit card. Why? You might want to book a date (or more to see him perform live this year across Europe (or US & Canada) if you live across the pond. Alexander has recently announced his headline tour - all dates HERE.

Aftershock is the most honest album, a mix of emotions and an 11-track masterpiece. If there's one way Alexander can express himself is through music and the album is the proof. From love, to pain, to breakup to joy Aftershock is THE album.

The lyrics are personal yet relatable to each one of us and we are here for every single word.

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.”

It's very hard to pick up a favourite but some of our must-listen are definitely "Everything's Fine", "Cosplay" which he wrote with his dear friend Jeremy Zucker and also "The Hardest Part".

Go grab the album as soon as you can. Oh - did we mention that he released a brand new music video too?


KEEP UP WITH ALEXANDER 23 on @alexander23.

Words: Sal F.

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