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Toronto's Alexander Saint Releases Brand New Single 'Showoff'
Alexander Saint is an artist with bloodlines, deeply tied to the Toronto music scene through his Guyanese/Canadian father, George St. Kitts. As a multi-instrumentalist, he crafts sonic portraits, telling stories through contemplative melodies, heartfelt lyricism and his trusty acoustic guitar.
Having travelled the world as a professional bassist, touring with such acts as Justin Timberlake (with Francesco Yates for the "Man of the Woods" tour), and playing award shows with such greats as Ed Sheeran, Alexander Saint now steps out on his own to show what he has to offer as a solo artist. Described by platinum songwriter JP Saxe as "Super sick...He's going to be big". Saint's music is a mature take of honest storytelling about loss, love, and getting off your damn phone. Taking cues from such artists as John Lennon, Bleachers and Michael Kiwanuka, he sets off to create a new identity as a mixed-black man in the alt-soul space.
About the track Alexander said "I wanted to rediscover that powerful energy I had as a kid, I was the biggest showoff. That simple rush of climbing a tree to impress a girl, showing everyone the moonwalk, landing the perfect kickflip on my skateboard, or attempting to jump off the roof to see if I could fly like Superman (thankfully my Mom stopped me on that one). I want to believe in myself, and see the world as I once did through the eyes of 10 year old me. This song is full of playful nostalgia, and a reminder to not take ourselves so seriously."