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Alexander Stewart Bleeds Honesty onto Debut Album "bleeding heart"

Alexander Stewart isn't just another name on the "rising star" list. With a massive online following (over half a billion streams!), a coveted spot on Spotify's Pop Rising Artists, and sold-out tours with industry heavyweights, Stewart has already established himself as a force to be reckoned with. But with the release of his debut album, "bleeding heart," he proves there's more to him than just catchy hooks and viral fame.

Photo by @baeth

"bleeding heart" isn't a collection of singles strung together; it's a vulnerable and introspective journey spread across 12 meticulously crafted tracks. Stewart himself describes the creative process as "beautiful, exciting, painful, trying, and insane," hinting at the emotional depth listeners can expect.  This isn't manufactured pop; it's a raw exploration of the highs and lows of the past three years, laid bare for the world to hear.

The album boasts familiar anthems like the Rolling Stone-approved "broken by you" and the ubiquitous "i wish you cheated," which took TikTok by storm with its clever concept and relatable lyricism. Fans will also find the chart-topping "blame's on me" alongside "if you only knew," a song that earned Stewart a spot on Rolling Stone's "Songs You Need To Know" list thanks to its poignant performance on Late Night With Seth Meyers.

But "bleeding heart" is more than just a victory lap of past successes. It showcases Stewart's artistic evolution, moving beyond catchy hooks and venturing into deeper territory. The lyrics are thoughtful and introspective, delving into themes of love, loss, self-discovery, and the complexities of human connection.

Musically, the album is a tapestry of textures, blending Stewart's signature soaring vocals with introspective piano ballads, pulsating dance beats, and everything in between. Each track feels fresh and unique, yet undeniably cohesive within the overall narrative of the album.

Whether you're a longtime fan eagerly awaiting new material or a newcomer discovering Stewart's talent for the first time, "bleeding heart" offers something for everyone.  Those who connected with the raw emotion of "if you only knew" will find similar vulnerability throughout the album. Fans of the infectious energy of "blame's on me" will find tracks perfect for belting along to at upcoming tour dates (catch him on "The Bleeding Hearts Tour"!).

Artwork by @baeth & @dessiejackson

"bleeding heart" isn't just an album; it's a statement.  It's a testament to Stewart's artistry and his willingness to be vulnerable on a grand stage.  It's a heartfelt exploration of the human experience, sung with honesty and passion.  In a world saturated with manufactured pop, "bleeding heart" stands out as a beacon of authenticity, a reminder that the most powerful music comes from the depths of our souls.

Alexander will be out on tour in Europe and UK - dates below, don't miss out!

June 13 – Manchester, UK – Yes

June 14 – Birmingham, UK – O2 Academy 3

June 16 – Bristol, UK – Exchange

June 17 – London, UK – Lafayette London

June 18 – Berlin, Germany – Frannz Club

June 20 – Hamburg, Germany – Mojo Club

June 22 – Paris, France – La Maroquinerie

June 23 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Paradiso

June 25 – Munich, Germany – Technikum

June 26 – Zürich, Switzerland – Plaza

June 27 – Vienna, Austria – WUK

June 29 – Esch-Sur-Alzette, Luxembourg – Rockhal

Words by Sal F.

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