Abraham Alexander Shares New Video; Leon Bridges-Collaborator Announces Fall Tour

Abraham Alexander just released the video for “Stay,” the second single from his upcoming self-titled debut release due September 13 via Mahogany. Pre-save the EP here: https://ffm.to/aa-ep. The “Stay” video follows lead single “Lovers Game,” released earlier this year and featured on NPR Music‘s monthly “Station Breaks” column. Alexander has also announced his first North American tour, opening for Benjamin Francis Leftwich. See dates below, stream the track HERE and watch the “Stay” video, directed by Dustin McLaughlin, here: https://youtu.be/6TrZdOQr43A.

“‘Stay’ is about loving two places. Choosing between two desires and not knowing where the journey would lead but being confident enough to just walk through a door I felt was right,” notes Alexander. “We filmed the video in the pool at my family’s recently-sold house. It perfectly embodied the emotion behind the song… It’s heartbreaking leaving somewhere that so many memories were created but we look forward to painting new ones.”

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, including working at the legendary Abbey Road Studios. 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.”


1 – Lovers Game

2 – Stay

3 – America

4 – 335


Aug 25 Austin, TX – South Congress Hotel – Treehouse Sessions

Sep 03 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom +

Sep 04 Philadelphia, PA – World Cafe Live +

Sep 05 Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall +

Sep 06 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle +

Sep 09 Nashville, TN – Basement East +

Sep 11 Atlanta, GA – Vinyl at Center Stage +

Sep 12 New Orleans, LA – Gasa Gasa +

Sep 13 Houston, TX – Continental Club +

Sep 14 Fort Worth, TX – Amon Carter Museum of American Art – Fifth Annual Party on the Porch

Sep 15 Austin, TX – Barracuda +

Sep 17 Phoenix, AZ – Valley Bar +

Sep 18 San Diego, CA – The Irenic +

Sep 20 Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour +

Sep 21 Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room +

Sep 22 San Francisco, CA – Rickshaw Stop +

Sep 25 Portland, OR – The Old Church Concert Hall +

Sep 27 Seattle, WA – Columbia City Theater +

Sep 28 Vancouver, BC – Imperial +

Sep 30 Canmore, AB – Communitea Cafe +

Oct 01 Canmore, AB – Communitea Cafe +

Oct 03 Edmonton, AB – Station on Jasper +

Oct 05 Calgary, AB – The Palomino Smokehouse +

Oct 06 Saskatoon, SK – Capitol Music Club +

Oct 08 Winnipeg, MB – The Park Theatre +

Oct 09 Minneapolis, MN – 7th St Entry +

Oct 10 Chicago, IL – Sleeping Village +

Oct 12 Columbus, OH – Donatos Basemen +t

Oct 15 Waterloo, ON – Maxwell’s +

Oct 16 Toronto, ON – Mod Club Theatre +

Oct 17 Montreal, QC – Campus Montreal +

Oct 18 Boston, MA – Sonia Live Music Venue +

Oct 23 New York, NY – Rockwood Music Hall

+notes dates with Benjamin Francis Leftwich 

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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