PHOTO BY KATIE FISCHER
Tonight, Alexander Howard makes his solo debut at Mercury Lounge. Cutting his teeth in the New York club rock scene while studying at Columbia, Howard has emerged as one of the most dynamic new indie-pop singer/songwriters under the wing of production team ROBOPOP, the force behind Gym Glass Heroes’ smash “Stereohearts” and and indie phenomenon of Lana Del Rey. (We have a vested interest in his success, too—he’s a contributor to this blog.)
“Working in the songwriting circuit, I’ve always tried to find a balance between my indie influences and pop writing,” Howard says. “When I was first writing these records, I was still in songwriter mode and trying to think who else could sing them… but I realized that there aren’t too many male artists out there trying to this blend of music, so I figured I’d go for it!” At 6’4″, the former collegiate oarsman is imposing in person, yet one can’t help be drawn by a kinetic creative energy and trim frame, styled with Mark McNairy kicks and Paul Smith tailoring that lend him a Ronson-esque character. That energy and style perfectly meld with Howard’s tight songwriting, clever pop hooks, and dynamic vocals.
TO LISTEN TO ALEXANDER HOWARD’S “BULLET (IN YOUR SIGHTS),” VISIT HIS BANDCAMP.