After sharing a number of singles over the past few months, Alexander Glantz (aka Alexander 23) on Friday released his debut album Aftershock.
The beautiful, emotional 11-track record comes at a big moment for the singer, who earned a Grammy nomination for co-producing Olivia Rodrigo's "Good 4 U." The singer returned the favor in a sense, co-writing Alexander's own song "Hate Me If It Helps," which appears on the newly released album, alongside previously released tracks "Crash," "The Hardest Part" and "Somebody's Nobody."
Earlier this year, Alexander 23 opened for John Mayer's spring tour, and this fall, he'll head out on the road himself on a North American trek which includes stops in Vancouver, Seattle, Toronto, Boston, Brooklyn, Nashville and Los Angeles, in addition to festival stops at Lollapalooza later this month in Chicago, and then Life Is Beautiful in Las Vegas and Firefly in Dover, Delaware, both in September.
Today's album release also coincides with a video for the new song "If We Were a Party," which the singer says is one of his favorites off the album. Speaking of the video, he says: "I convinced my label to give me a huge budget for this video and then made the most over-the-top, stupid, amazing, best video ever." (This story has been updated to include the video for "If We Were a Party.")
Hear the new record below.
Alexander 23's live schedule:
Oct 7 — Fortune Sound Club — Vancouver
Oct 8 — Showbox Market — Seattle
Oct 9 — Wonder Ballroom — Portland
Oct 11 — Rockwell @ The Complex — Salt Lake City
Oct 12 — Gothic Theater — Denver
Oct 14 — Amsterdam Bar & Hall — Minneapolis
Oct 16 — Shelter — Detroit
Oct 18 — Danforth Music Hall — Toronto
Oct 19 — Club Soda — Montreal
Oct 20 — Big Night Live — Boston
Oct 22 — 9:30 Club — Washington DC
Oct 25 — Brooklyn Steel — Brooklyn
Oct 27 — Basement East — Nashville
Oct 28 — Terminal West — Atlanta
Oct 29 — The Beacham — Orlando
Oct 31 — Echo Lounge & Music Hall — Dallas
Nov 1 — White Oak Downstairs — Houston
Nov 2 — Scoot Inn — Austin
Nov 5 — The Wiltern — Los Angeles