Solo artist Alex O’aiza is an attention to that summer vibe in its sheer glory. A sultry mix of chic and malaise, the brimming pop-rock intuitions of ‘Tether’ brilliantly demonstrates for our ears his damning assertions towards concepts of love and contrasts in its practicality.
“Tether was written here in Dallas last summer with the help of my producer friend Austin Shawn,” explained Alex. “We wanted to further the sound we found on my second single Money,and I’d like to believe that ‘Tether’ is just that.”
Continued Alex: “Last time, we began the musical ideas through a riff on the bass guitar, so this time around we decided to start the process with a good ol’ acoustic. We began writing the song with a riff line and made it the driving force of the tune in a very ostinato fashion. The riff gave off this very sneaky vibe, almost as if you can picture someone tip toeing around. In the end, this shaped the overall theme of the song. It’s about the moments when you can’t quite formulate your thoughts into words, when encountering that one person that makes you throw common sense, and reason, out the window. It is in these very moments where you feel like you’re walking on eggshells, hoping that somehow you don’t end up fucking up your chances with that one special someone.”
Doubts of without, and within clouds much of new territories explored. Each new relationship we inquire, opens up a new wild west of emotions and excitement.
‘Tether’ is that jumble of the good and the bad, gray and the highlights, that comes with our human territory.
We all know what it’s like.
Alex just expresses it much more poetically and we’re better for it.
Look for more from Alex in the rest of 2019.