Hong Kong-born and raised/ Melbourne-based singer and songwriter Alex Fasso returns with the new single ‘Northside’ on May 28th. The new single is the lead track taken from Fasso’s upcoming EP ‘They All Look The Same’. ‘Northside’ is new territory for Alex Fasso, who has grown from his previous indie-acoustic sound to a more sleek production featuring 80s inspired synths and a soulful vocal delivery. The track radiates a sense of nostalgia with its sampling of one of the most famous movie quotes of all time from the 1946 film ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’.
Alex Fasso on what inspired ‘Northside’:
“”Northside’ is about this suburb in Melbourne (that I won’t name because I don’t want to offend too many people), it’s about how we’re in a world where everyone wants to stand out from societal norms but the people from the suburb just all look the same. They all dress the same, shop at the same stores, smoke the same cigarettes, go to the same bars and really by them doing this they in fact aren’t “indie”, they are just the same as everyone else”
Alex intends to keep the lines blurred within his music as to whether it’s inspired by his reality or fiction. While ‘Northside’ is more explicitly about observations in his personal life, Alex’s other songs are often inspired by films or complete fantasy.
“My goal as an artist is to try, as much as I can, to not let the audience find out what songs are inspired by truth and what songs are fiction. I want the audience to listen to my music and find meaning for themselves rather than me telling them how they are meant to think and feel.” Alex adds.
Alex Fasso kicked off 2021 with a performance and interview with Melbourne’s UnderShelter Sessions on YouTube followed by a podcast on Melbourne youth radio, Syn FM in May.. Alex has made a name for himself on the Melbourne and Hong Kong music scene and is now looking to expand his reach and get his voice out there, sharing his stories and ideas with the world. He is inspired by artists such as Mac DeMarco, Bob Dylan, Neil Young and Bon Iver.
‘Northside’ is slated for release May 28th with the EP ‘They All Look The Same’ expected June 2021