Shane Alexander isn’t new to the music scene. The San Diego born artist attended The Musician’s Institute in Hollywood and played in several rock groups including Trippin and Young Art with famed producer Richard Polodor. Inspired by Polodor Shane began songwriting and recording his own work. Years later he formed the group Damone with some friends of his from Pennsylvania. They toured the country and created quite a buzz with their song “She Likes the Ocean”. Later, the group disbanded but that didn’t stop Shane. Like many seasoned artists, he got to experience all sides of the industry until he really found his voice. Shane Alexander, as a solo act, grew to be a prolific, inspired solo artist.
Shane has put out about 4 solo records in the past few years and he’s currently working on what may be his best work yet. A favorite of mine is off of the song his latest album Mono Solo entitled “Corey’s Song”. It’s a bittersweet, heartbreaking piece about acceptance in letting go. The first time I heard this, it gave me chills and there have been times that I have shed a tear upon listening to it. Another tune off of Mono Solo that I enjoy is “Vegeta”. “Vegeta” is a beautiful, short soundscape that showcases Shane’s sweet guitar playing against a folk, 70’s-esque doubled vocal. This song serves to me a little peek of what his forth-coming album showcases.
You’ve most likely have heard Shane’s music without even knowing it. His music has been heavily placed in film and television (i.e. Criminal Minds, True Life, Degrassi/The Next Generation, One Tree Hill and more).
I’m going to come right out and say from what I’ve heard from the forth-coming record it is going to be a folk singer/songwriter game changer. I’m pretty sure it’s going to be the record that breaks Shane Alexander into the next phase in his career. Through this work, he has created a voice that is all his own. An accomplishment to all artists. Be sure to look for that record when it releases!
Here's a beautiful video of his song "The Sky Below"
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