“music is, above all, a community” Alexander Wood
Alexander Wood, a 17 year old French-American, has always had an undeniable passion for music and the stage since a very young age. Appearing in his first TV show at the age of 10, and starting his recording activity only a few years later, his hard work and dedication have come to fruition over the last year with a lead role on stage in Oliver Twist le Musical in Paris and the release of his first single, “Tell me Now”. He is currently on stage in Grease Le Musical at Theatre Mogador in Paris and hard at work on his first EP.
Alexander Wood started taking singing, dancing and musical theater classes just before the age of 8, appearing on stage regularly from that time on. He quickly had the opportunity to participate in his first TV variety show on France’s TF1, followed by shows on Disney Channel France and The Voice Kids. The experience with The Voice Kids allowed him to create links centered on music with other passionate young artists. This led to various music recording collaborations as well as his participation in a charity Album with young artists from around the world. For Alexander Wood, music is, above all, a community.
As a result, he is very active on social media – Instagram being his favorite for its visual aspect. He enjoys keeping up-to-date on various artists he follows, and observing the reactions from the industry and fans. He is very interactive and loves to reply to messages he receives.
The daily life of Alexander Wood, when not in rehearsal, on stage or in his home recording studio, is always filled with music, even just walking down the street. “I constantly have my headphones on to listen to songs…I am especially interested in instrumental versions. I am often listening to break down the instruments and understand the structure of the song.“ The artists that can be heard in his headphones are many of those currently heard on the radio. He appreciates Muse, Lana Del Rey, Lady Gaga, Bruno Mars, Imagine Dragons, to name a few, and recently discovered Halsey. He has a preference for experimental music, but his influences are mainly rock.
Outside of music Alexander Wood likes to “try to stay in shape, eat well….focus on the basics“. He likes to relax by watching his favorite TV show American Horror Story and is currently enamored by the movie IT.
His current projects include a short action film for the Laurette Fugain Association which will be shown starting in March 2018, as well as participation in the album “Génération Enfoirés” scheduled for release on November 3rd for Les Restos du Coeur.
What to expect from his future EP? The songs will be pop, a bit rock and experimental, with an electro touch. According to Alexander Wood, he doesn’t prefer easy music. His interest is to have fun and be challenged in the creative process with a goal of writing songs that his audience will enjoy and that will inspire a real ongoing, interactive exchange.
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Article by: Remko de Keijzer