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Visionary dream-pop musician Ilja Alexander shares ‘I’ll Wait’ single

Visionary dream-pop musician

Ilja Alexander

ANNOUNCES ‘I’ll Wait’ Single

RELEASE DATE: 1st May 2020

LABEL: Green Monk Records

London-based dream-pop artist Ilja Alexander has announced the release of ‘I’ll Wait’ on 1st of May via Green Monk Records. Premiered via Rolling Stone India, the track was produced by Curtis Richardson (Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna, Joss Stone), Adien Lewis (Taemin, SHINee, NCT Dream and BTS’ single, ‘Inner Child’ on their latest album) as well as Alexander, mixed by Matt Wiggins (U2, Adele, Lorde) and mastered by Randy Merrill (Taylor Swift, Liam Gallagher, Lady Gaga). The official music video for ‘Someday’ has been featured by the renowned CLASH Magazine and EARMILK, while the remix was premiered via Pop Dust. Alexander has garnered substantial support in Indonesia including Cosmopolitan Magazine, CLEO Magazine, and Medium with his previous single shooting to #1 on the Ardan radio chart in Indonesia. He has also toured extensively in both Japan and Indonesia.

Originally from Amsterdam, Alexander has recently formed a band in London. Although his parents were not musical, his grandfather was a gifted piano player. One day his father was playing Beethoven's Für Elise when Alexander took a seat at the piano and began to play it himself. During high school, Alexander and his siblings were involved in music. He went on an exchange program to Osaka where he discovered that people were interested in his music. It was there that he decided to become a professional singer-songwriter.

Inspired by a wide array of artists and eras, Alexander cites influences from acts such as Electric Light Orchestra, The Libertines, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, The Beach Boys, Burt Bacharach and The XX. However, his own tapestry of love, life, heartache and hope contains elements of Beach House, Porcelain Raft and The Lightning Seeds.

Striking a cheerful tone, Ilja Alexander showcases his signature reflective, emotionally invested songcraft with ‘I’ll Wait’. With elements of classic, British rock from the 60’s shining strong, the modern balance is brought to the musicians work with electronic embellishments. Teaming with romanticism and hope, the lyrics of ‘I’ll Wait’ are delivered with delicate, quick steps in the song, reinforcing the dream-pop aspects of his work. While  traditional elements of choruses and clapping may be overlooked in contemporary music, Ilja Alexander manages to infuse these features with grace and style.

Speaking of the track, British pop princess Starling says, “The individualism of Ilja's music is something truly mesmerising. I’ll wait is another beautiful diamond that takes you to hope and peace that it’s safe to be yourself”

Image credit: Andy Tan


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