Many musical artists are losing their grip on the various dynamics of music, reverting towards a type of music that is void of real substance, similar to buzzword articles. On top of this, individual artists are losing true talent and instead become a medium for unoriginal scores—a robot.
This, however, cannot be said about Alex Lievanos.
With the release of his new single, Ghosted, Alex has once again proven that he is a true musical artist. Through this single alone, it proves how familiar Alex is with the dynamics of musical composition by creating a musical atmosphere that perfectly matches the story detailed in the lyrics.
Ghosted is a tragic and relatable tale of a relationship gone to an abrupt end, void of explanation. It is a tale of sad realities and happy memories—memories that only serve to further deepen the wound of this sudden incident.
The lyrics sing out a sad, lost tune, devastated by the events that have unfolded. And while there is no regret, there is frustration and an eagerness to restore the relationship as it once was. And through his voice, Alex shows that this message is sincere, as though Alex feels this way through his every fiber of existence. This simple aspect shows how great Alex is at story-telling and providing true and real emotion to a musical piece.
The music, on the other hand, details the confusion of the story. It is a beautiful balance between sad and happy tones and helps realize the situation further. It is hard to deal with the end of such a happy relationship, especially with no explained reason. One is never just wholly sad or wholly happy. The music seems to oscillate in between these feelings in an expert fashion to further give meaning to what the lyrics are saying.
All in all, I am profoundly impressed, yet again, by Alex’s performance in this piece and applaud him greatly. It is evidence that proves how much he has grown and how well he is going to become. To think that it will almost be a decade since I saw him simply playing his guitar in high school during lunchtime and sharing laughs with his friends and I.
I can only wish him the very best and recommend everything that he produces, because, I believe, he is a true artist that will certainly become great, for his talent will never fade.
So, what are you doing?
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