Born in Greece to parents of Nigerian descent, Abraham Alexander moved to Texas with his family at age 11, determined to escape the racial tensions they faced in Athens. But while his lyrics speak to pain and trauma and life-changing loss, Alexander instills his music with a joyful passion and irrepressible spirit, ultimately giving way to songs that radiate undeniable hope.
After Alexander’s family moved to Arlington, Abraham spent the majority of his time playing soccer. His talents earned him a spot on the team at Texas Wesleyan University, but his dreams ended abruptly when Abraham tore his ACL.
After an incredibly difficult season and low point in his life, music became Abraham’s saving grace to pull him out of a depression. He began attending open mics to see what would come to fruition. Alexander states “I started trying out open mics around town and just seeing what could come out of it. One thing led to another, and now I get to do music for a living – which is amazing.”
In 2017, he started collaborating with fellow Texan musical forces—Fort Worth resident Leon Bridges and Austin’s guitar maestro Gary Clark Jr.—for a cover of Neil Young’s “Ohio,” and he recently traveled to Los Angeles to collaborate with Bridges on a forthcoming project. Two years later, Alexander released his self-titled debut EP, bringing his eclectic sound on a tour that took him throughout Europe. (Texas Monthly)
In the making of his debut EP, Alexander traveled from Fort Worth to London and worked with producer/songwriters like Cameron Warren (The Dap Kings, Dan Caplen), shaping his songs with elements of soul, hip-hop, and blues. He is currently working on his follow-up album.