'I STARTED WORKING WITH ALEX ABOUT A YEAR AGO AND AT THAT POINT I HADN'T DONE A LOT OF CO-WRITING, BUT I HAVE NEVER CONNECTED WITH SOMEBODY SO WELL BEFORE. ALEX HAS A WAY OF MAKING PEOPLE FEEL COMFORTABLE ENOUGH TO SHOW A VULNERABLE SIDE, ENCOURAGES THEM TO STEP OUT OF THEIR COMFORT ZONE AND CREATE SOMETHING MAGICAL.'
'Alex is like a human mirror. Sometimes he is capable of being really impartial to what you’re doing and he really values any idea. Even if it is really stupid, he will hear all the little bits of gold in it and push you in a place where you can hear it too. Sometimes I will come up with things and think they are really ridiculous because they seem to be that way and he will be like, well let’s put it down and maybe try something else and after about five minutes he’ll be like, I’m glad we persisted with this. I’m glad you had a feeling about it because it has turned into something really cool. If I was by myself I would overthink everything and just spend another two hours working on the same thing and it wouldn’t end up sounding any better and I’d think myself into a hole. He’s a really good collaborator like that, he can read the creative situation in a way that not a lot of people I know can. He has some sort of weird zen patience for people and he’s been with me for a long time playing music and sitting beside me while I was learning instruments, like the drums and bass and putting all of that stuff onto tracks. A couple of years ago I was definitely not as good as I am now. He’s not only a really clever dude but a good friend as well.'
JOSEPH KNOX WHEELER (DADS FASTEST SWIMMERS)
"Alex manages to get the best out of each and every person in the studio. I think that's what sets him apart in a lot of ways. I've worked with a lot of producers who were more concerned with creating and pushing out a certain sound than just getting the best out of everyone on the day. I can't see myself working with another producer for as long as I'm creating music."
I came into my first session with Alex having already done quite a few co writes. Straight away i was taken back by how honest he allowed me to be as a writer and artist, with the music we made. What separates Alex as a writer, is that he just wants to make music which is true to who you are as an individual. He didn’t care whether we came out with a smash hit, as long as it felt authentic to me. He has been the one of the best connections i’ve had to another musician, his energy and musical drive is inspiring to be around in the studio.