Alexander 23 is the emerging singer-songwriter from Chicago whose current track “Mars” is creating a ton of buzz. I got to pick his brain a bit on a few of his faves, his songwriting and habits and touring with Alec Benjamin. Check it all out below!

THE RECLUSIVE BLOGGER: I always start off with a fun icebreaker question. So Red Vines or Twizzlers? 

ALEXANDER 23: I come from a Twizzlers family.

THE RECLUSIVE BLOGGER: Can we talk a bit about your new song “Mars” and how the writing and creative process was for it? The recording process as well? Was it a similar process as your previous songs “When I Die” and “Dirty AF1s”? 

ALEXANDER 23: Mars, like When I Die and Dirty AF1s, was written fairly quickly.  But it did take me years to process the emotions that led to the writing of Mars.  It’s always a nice feeling when it just clicks.

TRB: What musician would you love to collaborate with? And Why?

A23: Bad Bunny because he is the best and I’m his biggest fan.

TRB: You’ve been on tour on Alec Benjamin and shared the stage with 5 Seconds of Summer? What was that like? Did they give you any advice? Tour tips?

A23: Tour with Alec and the show with 5SOS were both amazing.  I learned a lot just through watching. Seeing what kind of things get reactions.

Check out my review of Alexander 23′ Single ‘Mars

TRB: Switching gears a bit … What’s your favorite 90s jam? 

A23: You Get What You Give – New Radicals

TRB: In what part do you feel that social media has played in your growth as a artist? 

A23: It has just been an amazing tool to connect with fans on a deeper level. I love hearing why they gravitated to my music and what it means to them.

TRB: And what’s next on the horizon for you?

A23: LOTS OF NEW MUSIC COMING ALWAYS. Also, super excited for Lollapalooza, I’m from Chicago so it has always been a dream of mine to play.

TRB: Anything else you would like to add? Thank you for your time! 

A23: If you’re reading this, get off the internet and go outside for a minute. I promise it’ll feel good. ❤

Thanks for taking the time out Alexander. Also dear readers take his wise advice and put the phone down (of course after reading this!) and go outside if only for a bit.

You can learn more on Alexander 23 and check out his latest single ‘Sad‘ all down below.

Stream + Download ‘Sad‘ – Spotify | iTunes | Pandora | Retail | Amazon

Keep up with Alexander 23:

Instagram – Twitter – Facebook –

Until then,
Brittney x

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The Reclusive Blogger aka Brittney Williams is a music, editorial & fine arts photographer and writer based in Los Angeles, California — When I'm not taking photos or writing (I love writing poetry and writing about music). You'll find me at a concert (come say hi I'm super nice and have Converse on!), listening music and even making electronic music. You will also find me super active (and super friendly) on social media and I love to spend time with my family. :)


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