‘Happy Song’, Alex’s latest single is a track that trades in equal parts melancholy and optimism and aims straight for the heart. “I wrote this song at the start of the year about the awkward middle part of a break up when you don’t really know what you’re doing. I recorded it with Sam (Cromack) and Dan (Hanson) from Ball Park Music (they both sing on the dadadas) and it took us about nine months to get it right so it’s pretty much a song baby”. This was launched just after Alex’s sold out Space Tour.
In July, 2018, Alex shared ‘Waste of Time’, which was championed locally and internationally by triple j, BBC Radio 1 and Radio X. ‘Waste of Time’ was written while Alex was in London earlier this year, after her debut shows at The Great Escape. Working with producer Jonathan Quarmby, whose credits extend to Mercury Prize and GRAMMY Award winning albums, ‘Waste of Time’ came together quickly in the studio. Alex says, “I’ve always been a very particular person, maybe a bit of a control freak, and that meant that I wrote songs about love in a very controlled way. I think ‘Waste of Time’ is about me letting go of that.”
In 2018, Alex also sold-out a co-headline national tour with Stella Donnelly, played UK’s The Great Escape, Primavera Sound in Spain, Splendour in the Grass, Manchester’s Neighbourhood Festival and triple J’s One Night Stand.
2017 saw the release of 2 EPs, To Whom It May Concern and See You Soon, the latter of which spawned her huge single ‘Not Worth Hiding’, which landed at #23 on the Hottest 100 in 2018.