Rising pop artist Alex Frew is kicking 2021 off with the release of his anticipated debut EP, Cobalt, available on all streaming platforms and digital stores via Warner Music. Following his introductory singles, “Get Out Alive,” “Antisocial Love Song” and “Something To Hold Onto,” Cobalt brings together the bittersweet beauty of adolescence in a captivating tone. Watch the mesmerizing official video for Alex Frew’s new single, “9 Feet Tall,” now below and click HERE to read Flaunt’s “first look.”
Alex Frew says of his debut EP: “I want people to feel a little bit bigger than themselves while listening to the project. I’ve always gravitated towards songs that made me feel boundless, and I sincerely hope that this collection can convey those emotions.”
Cobalt, comprised of six songs, is truly a remarkable debut for the young artist, showcasing his mature perspective and raw self-examination. Emotion and truth speak volumes in this EP and is done in a beautifully dark and dreamy production.
“Cobalt is the color I associate to all of emotions and the entire sonic palette of the EP,” Alex Frew adds of the title. “Dealing with introversion, depression, substance abuse, and search for romance. The color Cobalt represents the moody, blue emotion that inspired the creation of this project, and has stuck with me for the past several years.”
Alex Frew has already pulled in impressive global support with Mahogany Sessions, BBC BRISTOL, BBC GUERNSEY and BBC Radio 1 as “Best New Pop.”
Alex Frew also collaborated with Cover Nation for a striking cover of Phil Collins’ “In The Air Tonight” – watch here. To celebrate his second release “Antisocial Love Song” he performed a socially distanced show at Urban Outfitters’ Toronto location.
Born and raised in Toronto, Canada Alex Frew gravitated towards music as an emotional outlet from an early age. He began playing piano at six, picked up the guitar at nine, and by the time he was fifteen, he was writing songs full of honest emotion. At a time when most of his classmates were focused on hockey tryouts and university applications, Frew was hard at work in writing sessions all over the city, crafting tracks with the likes of Lowell and Dragonette’s Joel Stouffer, who would become a steady collaborator and close confidante over the years. “In the studio, we were always trying to find ways to capture the swirl of emotion that comes with that tragic feeling of being a teenager. We wanted to create something that could lift you up just as easily as it could bring you down.”
Stay tuned for more music and announcements coming soon!