Ilja Alexander’s new single ‘Someday’ is set for release on January 17th. Here’s a lyric video below that was shared last September. It’s the Amsterdam native’s latest release since 2011’s “Hold on to Her”.
According to the press release, Alexander is inspired by a wide array of artists and eras, including acts such as Electric Light Orchestra, The Libertines, John Lennon, Paul Mc Cartney, The Beach Boys, Burt Bacharach. However, his own tapestry of love, life, heartache and hope contains elements of Beach House, Porcelain Raft and The Lightning Seeds.With gentle strokes and electronic embellishments, Ilja Alexander chisels emotion, impressions and yearnings into ‘Someday.’ His meditations on the “girl of his dreams” are wrapped in textures of instrumental feeling, offering a bird’s eye view of his hopes, dreams, and longing. However, the great beauty of the track lies in his vocal abilities, and how with every repeated listen to his voice develops a deeper resonance
Speaking of the track he explains “I wrote ‘Someday’ on a piano and it sounded like an indie sound. My good friends and co-producers, Curtis Richardson and Adien Lewis, then decided to take me out of my comfort zone, and on the morning of the studio recordings presented to me the electronic urban pop production of the song. I was totally unconnected to the sounds and so discomforted and vexed by the production that I just couldn’t sing on the production for the first two hours. Luckily, I soon came to like the production. In fact, I now think it is one of my most favored recorded songs so far.”
UPDATED – EDITED ARTICLE WITH NEW VIDEO AS OF 2/2.
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