With a sound that can be placed somewhere in between Bastille and Kodaline, and taps into more than just a hint of Coldplay, Alex Di Leo has travelled a long way to find his true voice, the first example of which can be heard in his new song, ‘Waking Up’.
Formerly a member of South Florida rock band, Wyld Fly, Alex found he had to let go of everything he’d known and created, and step out on his own, in order to achieve an even bigger, more ambitious sound than he had before.
Alex’s solo project takes inspiration from his experiences travelling, and also from artists the likes of Coldplay, Vance Joy, and Arcade Fire. His new EP, ‘So We Go’, set for release on November 4, fully illustrates his new direction, a carefully crafted blend of indie, pop, and folk, which will appeal to many, especially in conjunction with his infectious, and downright mesmerising songs.
Accompanied by a video filled with symbolism – water is a strong motif, starting with Alex getting into a bath fully clothed, and continuing right through the video with his love interest swimming, to the backdrop behind his band showing a watery theme. Lyrically, water is also visited, with references to drowning, and being in too deep – it’s all good in the end though as Alex and his lady are united, albeit still under water. It’s a beautiful video, interspersed by shots of Alex and his band performing in the centre of a large, empty room.