"I've been so beat down and burned out, I seem so worn out and stressed now," Christian Alexander sings gently at the beginning of "I Wanna Go Home" as ambient noise that might be street sounds seeping in through his bedroom window underpins his vocals. Listen with headphones in and eyes closed and you could almost be sitting right beside Christian Alexander as he plays you a song he just wrote. This sense of intimacy and atmosphere is one of the most appealing aspects of his home-recorded debut project, summer '17, which is out now.

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