Christian Alexander is a 21-year-old from Preston in the North of England, a former industrial town that he describes as nice but lacking in any sort of music scene or community. As so many young people do today, he turned to YouTube, discovering a whole new world of creativity from Tyler, The Creator and Frank Ocean to Blood Orange and Mac DeMarco.

His debut project, Summer '17, is a deeply personal, affecting body of work that he wrote, recorded, produced, mixed, and mastered in his bedroom. The home-recorded hiss doesn't detract from Christian's music—it adds to the intimacy of his quirky left-of-center pop songs, pulling listeners into his world.

Read our interview with Christian Alexander here.

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