Norman Alexander, a self-made singer/songwriter from Queens, NYC has blown the doors off the music industry with a passionate and highly provoking debut; tribute video In Memoriam featuring “No Goodbyes” written and performed by Alexander garners half a million views in just weeks.
His inaugural single “No Goodbyes” stands as a marriage of pure emotion and searing melody, standing as a dedication and remembrance for all those who have been lost in his life, and in ours. The deeply personal undercurrent mixed with his bluesy and silky voice intertwine and take the listener on a journey of nostalgic smiles and silver linings.
Signed with MLife Music Group, Alexander is a name echoing around the world. We had a chance to sit down with him and have a quick chat about how he got here and where he’s going next.
Hi Norman, thanks for taking the time to speak with us. Can you begin by telling us a little about yourself and how you got your start as a recording artist?
Well for me, it all started when my elder brother came home from deployment and saw that I was sleeping on a mattress on the floor. He offered to buy me furniture, even a bed frame but I responded, “You could buy me two speakers and microphone.” He laughed.
But later that year I was able to buy the equipment I needed, and the rest is history.
Have you always been interested in pursuing music as a career?
Music was always a no-brainer. From a young age it’s how I communicated. It was and is as important to me as my life experiences. So yes, it was always music.
Being a chef was a close second though.
How would you describe the style of music you make?
The soul of my music is inspired by reggae. I love pop, I love R&B, but if I had to, I’d say that I make pop-soul music. However, I enjoy creating music in styles that are out of my comfort zones. Magic is outside the box.
Who are your biggest inspirations as an artist?
Children. They are the ultimate creators; they create without limits. They simply, do.
Congratulations on the release of your single “No Goodbyes”! What was the process like for making this song?
The song was easy for me to write. My siblings touched a lot of people and all I did was put that on paper.
The production of the song was difficult as the pandemic prevented us from meeting in the studio. Brian Sheil the producer and I developed a phenomenal creative chemistry despite no physical interactions; it felt like we were in the same room.
You also have a video out for the song, what was the inspiration behind that?
We wanted a video that was not personalized for me, but for all. We shot in a beautiful place and were fortunate to have incredible artists partake and perform. We hope people enjoy it.
Can we expect more new music soon?
Absolutely. I’m recording as we speak, I have some things up my sleeve for this year.