Abraham Alexander recently announced his self-titled debut EP due this summer via Mahogany, and released lead single “Lovers Game.” Watch the just-released video for “Lovers Gamer” here: https://youtu.be/eMx92Lqm0H0.
Alexander’s music is filled with a joyful passion and irrepressible spirit, radiating undeniable hope while his lyrics speak to his pain and trauma and life-changing loss. He was born in Greece to parents of Nigerian descent and moved to Fort Worth, Texas with his family who were determined to escape the racial tensions they faced in Athens. After first playing around on his father’s guitar at a young age, he fully committed to teaching himself the instrument several years ago after a college soccer injury ended his athletic career. He soon started writing songs of his own, and sang backing vocals on fellow Fort Worth musician and friend Leon Bridges’ critically acclaimed debut album Coming Home.
In the making of his forthcoming debut EP, Alexander traveled from Fort Worth to London to work on shaping his songs with elements of soul and hip-hop and rock and blues. His songwriting process is fueled by raw feeling and he hopes that his deliberate vulnerability might inspire others to embrace a certain open-heartedness. “It’s really important to me to connect with all different kinds of people-people who’d maybe never usually be in the same room together, but who could end up realizing they’re no different from each other,” says Alexander. “At the end of the day we’re all searching for truth, and I’d love for my songs to help people along with that.”