Hello people, its been a while since I’ve written a music spotlight and I decided to write about Alex Aiono. Alex is a 21 year old American singer and producer from Phoenix. Arizona. Known for his Youtube channel that has amassed over 520 million views and over 4 million subscribers. A talented singer/songwriter that plays over a half dozen instruments, music was apart of his life. Busking on the Santa Monica promenade at age 15 it surely evolved to him eventually writing songs with people such as John Legend.
His song “Work the Middle” produced by Axident (Jason Derulo, Justin Bieber) and Dernst “D’Mile” Emile II (Ty Dolla $ign, Trey Songz) has an infectious melody with a bouncy dancehall groove. Surprisingly not only is he an accomplished musician but also hosts two Radio Disney shows and starred in the online Youtube series called Royal Crush. Some of Alex’s musical influence include Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson and Lauryn Hill. He took drum and piano lessons in first grade, started playing ukele at 9 and at 13 he wrote hist first song (a Piano ballad called “Always Yours”). Since then being signed to a management company, working on his releasing EP, traveling to sold out concerts, and being known for mashup songs on his Youtube channel he’s definitely a rising star in the music scene.
Alongside Alex he’s in my top 5 with William Singe, Connor Maynard, Paul Kim for musicians to look for on Youtube. I don’t really like mashups usually but with Alex’s he has a way to blend different elements from different songs and connect it into one. He has more of a pop style voice but he finds a way to work with it incorporating different instruments in a song. I never get tired of his covers because he has a way of making it his own by either using different sounds, rearranging the lyrics and melodies and collaborating with other fellow artists. Here are some of his songs I’ve really enjoyed listening to:
I hope this music spotlight helps you find another great artist, especially where on Youtube there are so many talented artists some underappreciated or well known like Alex. Also don’t forget to subscribe to his channel, follow on his social media accounts to be up to date on all Alex Aiono.
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