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By Alissa Arunarsirakul // April 28, 2021
You heard it here first… Alexander Wesley is the artist to watch in 2021. The Ontario-based newcomer possesses the creativity of a multifaceted genius, and it’s about time you familiarize yourself with Wesley’s slow burning discography. As his first release of the year, Wesley has unveiled his charming new single, “TO MYSELF.”
On “TO MYSELF,” Alexander Wesley reflected.
“This song was written at a time in my life where I felt like I was questioning every step I made. When we first sat down to write it, I was talking about a romantic relationship and how I was overthinking everything about it. Over time, the song took on a double meaning and started to become about the relationship with myself as well.”
Considering how deeply personal his songwriting is, it makes sense that Wesley is a chronic overthinker, which he confirms in “TO MYSELF.” Drenched in enticing guitars, choppy drums, and irresistible vocals, “TO MYSELF” is an undeniable earworm that you’ll find yourself listening to until the end of time. Although this is a melancholic cut, “TO MYSELF” brings us peace of mind by way of Wesley’s tell-all lyricism.
“Sometimes it’s hard to function when we’re just too in our head about things. I’m known to overthink quite a bit, to the point where I freeze up and have a hard time making any decisions. It affected every aspect of my life, and was just overall draining. You just feel like you’re stuck in life and that you can’t move forward.”