Stefan Alexander is an NYC-based queer pop singer-songwriter, incorporating Joni Mitchell’s earnestness with the smooth stylings of Al Green. Following the release of “Don’t Speak” earlier this year, Stefan brings us “Thunderclap.” The song describes the journey of overcoming a mysterious illness that kept him from performing. “Thunderclap” is meant to uplift and inspire.
Stefan grew up in an artistic household in Northampton, Massachusetts, playing multiple instruments including cello, piano, guitar and mandolin. While attending NYU’s Clive Davis program, he formed a folk band opposite pop singer Phoebe Ryan. In the NYC-folk clubs, Stefan honed his songwriting and vocals, ultimately realizing his strengths as a pop musician. Stefan began collaborating with producers Elliot Jacobson (Vérité, Elle King) and Andrew Horowitz (John Legend, Janelle Monae) to discover his sound.
Stefan released his first single “Skeleton” in 2016 to critical acclaim from sites like All Things Go, Earmilk, and Indie Shuffle. After charting on HypeMachine and features on New Music Friday and Apple Music’s Best of the Week, the track gained steam on Spotify, with over 1M streams to date. After a three year medical hiatus, 2019 is shaping up to be a big year for Stefan Alexander, with new releases coming out through the beginning of 2020.