Alexander 23 and Kenny Beats have combined forces on brand new single ‘ill’.
Marking the bedroom-pop star turned Grammy nominee’s first collaboration with a hip-hop producer, the track dips into the aftermaths of heartbreak and fragility.
Unabashedly honest to its core, Alexander 23 ventures further into the central themes of last summer’s debut album, ‘Aftershock’. The project made a definitive step for the Chicago-bred vocalist, currently in the midst of his first-ever headline North American, UK & European tour.
No stranger to the guitar, bass, drums, and piano, Alexander 23 taps into his knack for acoustics with ‘ill.’ Leading with an indie-rock riff, there is a DIY feel to the track that simultaneously spotlights a relatability and charisma in its lyrics. Furthermore, the production pushes Kenny Beats into new territories, extending a versatile discography that has consistently challenged genre conventions.
Leaving his imprint across the alternative, ‘ill’ sees Alexander 23 accelerating towards his next steps, set to join girl in red for their upcoming tour next year.
Kenny comments: “This is the first song I made with Alexander the first hour we met. He’s got such an effortless way with words and people, he’s that friend you swear you’ve met before. I couldn’t be more proud of ‘ill’ and the whole team involved”.
Tune in now.
Words: Ana Lamond