Alex Warren is back with his heart-wrenching new single, “How Could You (Be Ok)”. The track, written by Warren, Rollo Spreckly (Ava Max, Noah Cyrus, Galantis & Pink Sweat$, BTS & Steve Aoiki) and David Schaeman, arrives alongside an official video that portrays a narrative love story. The song follows Warren’s first-ever headline tour, including shows at San Diego, CA’s Voodoo Room, West Hollywood, CA’s The Troubadour, and Santa Ana, CA’s Constellation Room.
“‘How Could You (Be Ok)’ is a personal story about an ex-girlfriend of mine who ended up cheating on me with my best friend,” says Alex Warren. “When I realized what was going on and confronted her about it, she told me she was sorry and had regretted it but then a week later I found out she started dating that same friend. This song is an anthem for people who’ve had their hearts ripped out of their chest and had to watch that person move on like nothing even happened. This song came from a place of deep emotional pain and the confusion that comes with building a life with someone who’s able to just throw it all away and move on with no remorse. I hope this song can help people that have gone through something similar get that much closer to the closure that they’re looking for and realize they’re not as alone as they might feel right now.”
“How Could You (Be Ok)” marks the latest in a run of deeply personal singles from Warren, including “Change Your Mind,” a powerful examination of mental health issues and his own brother’s attempts at suicide, which was joined by an equally emotional music video directed by Dice Nguyen – Streaming now at YouTube following its exclusive premiere via PEOPLE. The track has already amassed 37.5M global streams and is approaching 40M views across all TikTok posts using the sound.
Named among PEOPLE‘s list of “Talented Emerging Artists Making Their Mark,” Alex Warren is one of the most followed Gen Z celebrities on YouTube, Instagram and TikTok. From being homeless and sleeping in friends’ cars to now, Alex has shared his life with the internet for more than 11 years, building an online community of 25M+ cumulative followers. Known for his vulnerable pop melodies, passionate vocals, and lyrical candor, Alex released his first single, “One More I Love You,” in 2021, channeling his traumatic childhood experiences into a heart-wrenching musical debut. Since then, Alex independently released two more singles, “Screaming Underwater“ and “Remember Me Happy.”