" I was looking for opium because it was sorta romantic and poetic"
Love this very honest interview Alex did talking about his childhood, about musical influences and his experiences with drugs. You wont find personal interviews of artists like this very often. It often seems they are only willing to talk about their music, which is obviously the main focus but it is refreshing to see someone opening up like this and telling about all this very private stuff. It makes me respect him as an artist even more now. You are able to get a way better idea about the person behind the music and what drives them, why they are the way they are, all that is so very important to be able to create. It also shows he is totally in peace with himself and got nothing to hide or be ashamed of. Definitely a very interesting and impressive character.
He is mainly known for being the front man of the band Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros. They had huge success with the song "Home" in 2009. My favorite song is "Desert Song" from that album. Probably because the sound is just magical in combination with the video playing in the desert. An intense ride to watch and listen at the same time.
In 2011 he released his first solo album, one of the songs is "truth". You can tell that he is very much into movies and the concept of making short movies as music videos, thats why I dig them so much. There always seems to be a story behind it. They definitely take you away!