Posted On 19 Oct 2016
South Florida alternative indie singer/songwriter Alex Di Leo has just announced the official release of his debut solo EP So We Go, set for November 4th. Treating fans to an early sneak-peek of the EP, Di Leo had released “Make It Easier,” on his Soundcloud which can be heard here.
So We Go was Produced by Josh Diaz (Further Seems Forever, KIDS) and Alex Di Leo, and mixed by James Joseph (Jacob Whitesides, Hoyle). This is what Alex Di Leo had to say about the release of his debut EP, So We Go:
“Releasing my debut EP is definitely the highlight of the last 3 years. I’m beyond excited to share the positive vibes and stories that relate to a period in my life.I think because I’ve done 4 other recording productions to get to this sound I was looking for, I’ve truly come to appreciate the journey and outcome even more. I’m constantly thinking of how short our lives are and how important it is to experience new things, take risks, and to not be afraid of what could go wrong, but what could go right, and that’s what helped evolve the concept of So We Go.” – Alex Di Leo
Di Leo began his solo career after his reputable rock band Wyld Fly parted ways in 2014. Spending the next year writing and recording music, Di Leo gathered most of his inspiration from traveling, using his songs as an uplifting way to share new experiences and journeys. Di Leo explains, “I’m constantly thinking of how short our lives are and how important it is to experience new things, take risks, and to not be afraid of what could go wrong, but what could go right. Sometimes it’s the journey that teaches you a lot about the destination”
In 2016, Alex and his new alternative sound, inspired by indie, pop, and folk, made its debut at the For The Love Music Festival, followed by an appearance at the Undertow Jam Music Festival, garnered attention from notable outlets such as BalconyTV. With influences ranging from Coldplay to Vance Joy, Arcade Fire and more, Alex Di Leo and his band bring their fans uplifting songs that get fans singing along to enchanting, hook-filled melodies.
“Alexander Di Leo’s music has a refreshing sound and is a musician’s total package. Alex and his band look like they are having a great time on stage, it’s infectious. His set at the ‘For The Love Music Festival’ was one of the most attended and one of the most enjoyable sets from the festival.” -Josh Miller, Founder, C&I Studios & For The Love Music Festival
Learn more about Alex in the following All Access interview:
Thanks for your time! Now that we are entering the fall of 2016, what are some words you would use to describe this year? What have been some of the highlights for you and your music?
First of all, thanks so much for having me on ALL ACCESS.
A few words to describe this year would go something like this..hectic, invigorating, challenging, exciting, goosebumps, and love.
There are so many things that I’ve cherished this year so far..one being my favorite show/performance of the year on the 22nd of September at Stache, a club downtown Fort Lauderdale. The most energetic, exciting show my band and I have put on so far.
Another great moment was the first day we started tracking my debut EP on January 11th.
I was also a part of the Fort Lauderdale For the Love Music Festival back in March. That was such an awesome day as I felt it was the first real show I had played as a singer-songwriter. What made it even more special was the fact that I had many friends in the line up that day and I’d also met so many other awesome artists and created great relationships.
Shortly after I was a part of the Undertow Jam Music Festival held by 104.3 the Shark, which by the way this new radio station has truly helped the music scene here in Fort Lauderdale and I know it’ll continue to do so. It’s also my favorite local station!
Finally, the most recent highlight of the year has been shooting a music video a week ago for my second single “Waking Up” which’ll be coming out late October.
There’s three months left in the year which is crazy but I can’t wait to see what else will be done.
Growing up, did you always want to be a musician? Can you recall your earliest musical memory?
I randomly received my first guitar from my grandma for my 10th birthday and started taking lessons a year later. It wasn’t until I was 13, when I won my first middle school talent show, that I really felt the urge to discover what I could do with music. Ever since then it’s been what I constantly think about and work on throughout my days.
This fall, you will release your first solo EP, “So We Go.” Can you talk about putting this collection together? What was the inspiration for it?
A lot of this inspiration came rather quickly..having a brand new exciting, adventurous relationship had me coming up with so many cheery and positive vibes. My pen was at the paper and my fingers were sliding on the frets constantly. I’ve never experienced such a comfortable flow of ideas, writing, and formulating them into songs. 2016 has been such a high because I feel like I’m still on that flow and I want to get as many of these ideas down as possible before the new year turns up.
Who are some of your favorite artists and what bands continue to inspire you and your music? Who would you still love to work with in the future?
Some of my favorite artists and biggest inspirations come from Coldplay, U2, Snow Patrol, Pheonix, The Fray, Brandon Flowers, Bloc Party and many others along the same lines. If there was one writing session that I could have, it’d be with Chris Martin from Coldplay. He’s inspired so much of what I do and I couldn’t imagine what we’d be able to create.
When you aren’t performing, working in the studio, what do you like to do for fun? How do you unwind from it all?
I love to travel..fortunately I’m able to do it quite often and it really takes my mind off of almost everything pre-occupying me. I find that it also inspires new ideas all around and in the end helps bring me back to my music. I aspire to see as much of the world as I possibly can..
At the end of the day, what do you hope is the message of your music? What do you hope listeners take away from your songs?
I’d like my listeners to get a positive message and vibe through my music. I think a lot about how short our lives are and how important it is to experience new things, take risks, and to not be afraid of what could go wrong, but what could go right.
Is there anything else that you would like to share with our readers about yourself or your music?
My single “I’ve Been Waiting” was just released on all platforms. The video was also released on September 28th. I Would love to know your thoughts on the new single! Subscribe to my website at www.alexdileo.com and drop me an email, or tweet me at @alexanderdileo.
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