It is only a matter of time before Alec Chambers becomes a pop standard. Emerging from the world of bedroom cover songs, the 22 year-old small-town Connecticut singer, songwriter and social media sensation Alec Chambers has been making waves in the pop music scene. Notable for playing every instrument and providing vocals on each song he records, Chambers blurs the boundary between pop and rnb while throwing in glances of house influences.
He’s been honing his live act on the East Coast, warming up audiences for, among others, Leroy Sanchez, Hanson, Alive, Sum 41 and the late Christina Grimmie. His debut EP on which he plays every instrument, has drawn plaudits and offers of collaboration from an extraordinary line-up of musical luminaries. “Do You See Me”, which premiered on Pop Matters two years ago and was co-written by Alec with Sarah Nagourney & Aaron Espe , placed in the top 3 Category in the John Lennon Song Contest that year. Another original “Completely Crazy” recently won Alec the International Acoustic Music Awards AAA/Alternative prize. He bestrides the musical world as though he’d been part of the industry for years.
His online following is Alec Chambers’ USP. Climbing the slippery music ladder without the safety net of a big label, Alec’s hard-won social networking profile has found him global appeal. While nurturing that intimate connection with his fans, Alec Chambers punches way, way above his weight and the punches land hard. His fresh and prodigious musicality seduces respected creators from across the musical spectrum. He’s been writing and recording new material with producer and platinum-selling songwriter, Sarah Nagourney (Polina, Wynonna, Oh Honey), Grammy award-winning Lee Groves (Black Eyed Peas), Will Simms (The Vamps), Cooper Anderson (Kanye, Grammy Winner for FUN), Alex Davies (Mcfly).
His playful and inventive ability to re-model classic songs in his own image has tempted producers normally known for creating original music. His release of the 90s classic “Torn”, was produced by the SongHeroes production team of Nagourney, Anderson and Alex Goumas. Alec is back with a new single, “Closure,” a classic lament of love gone awry while being caught in a ‘should I stay or should I go’ dilemma. It’s been produced by German-born IMKK. He previously collaborated with Alec on his dance remix of “Torn” and together, they walk the line between pop balladry and contemporary electronic music.
As Alec puts it, “The song is about needing to get over and get through something, and getting back to your true self.”
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He’s cemented his international status with his Instrumental Records release following a series of British gigs. This is certainly Alec Chambers’ year and those 65,000 online fans will be rewarded for their loyalty by being able to say, “We knew him first.”