Alex Alberti

Alex Alberti

BandR&BPop

I'm sellin' neo-soul for retro-ears.

Biography

In the highly competitive and often hyper-critical world of popular music, finding a young musician with enough substance to impress his peers is easier said than done. Having that same artist be able to effectively bridge the gap between musically relevant and commercially appealing is even less likely - enter Alex Alberti. The 29-year old singer/songwriter/producer from Miami, FL possesses a soulfully fluid voice that echoes the stylings of his musical heroes: Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Earth Wind & Fire and Brian McKnight. Alberti has harnessed the knowledge gained as a classically trained instrumentalist and coupled it with the lessons learned as an informal student of soul music since childhood – thus creating a unique brand that exudes refinement. Take a listen and ready your ears – this is music that evokes feeling, encourages thought, and speaks directly to the heart.

Having earned the respect of major industry figures, Alberti’s list of accolades is not filled with the fluff and self-righteousness that you would expect to find in an up-and-coming artist’s arsenal of promotional material. As is always the case, Alberti’s focus is on quality – something that has been proven through his invitations to collaborate with acclaimed songwriter and producer Veit Renn, (Backstreet Boys, N’Sync); celebrated powerhouse singer and actress Jennifer Hudson, (American Idol, Dreamgirls); and his recognition by Billboard Magazine as one of the top 14 artists in the Southeast U.S., a distinction that earned him a spot on the Disc Makers Independent Music World Series compilation album, which released 10,000 copies into circulation nationwide in 2006.

The above qualities have never been more apparent than in Alberti’s debut album, Two Sides to Every Story. This is an album that celebrates sensuality, the wash of emotions that accompanies love and relationships and the continual journey to self-improvement. Divided into two vibes, listeners will notice the presence of slickly produced pop/R&B songs such as All Is Right With Me and Betrayed, which embody Alberti’s skill at contemporary pop/urban writing, production and performance. The remaining songs reflects a more organic approach to recording; one that exists through the exclusive use of live instrumentation, which transports listeners to a time when jazz, soul, R&B and pop music melded seamlessly together and flooded their ears with one distinct and unforgettable sound.

Lyrics

Life Is Lonely

Written By: Alex Alberti

VERSE 1

It’s impossible
to explain the reasons why
some people lack for love
and some don’t.

It seems to me
that the ones who want it most
don’t even get the chance to feel…

What it’s like to be wanted,
desired by that someone
whose heart shares a link with his own.

So their lives just grow empty,
their soul starts to atrophy,
forced to survive on its own.

CHORUS

Like a walk in the pouring rain,
solitude haunts me time and time again.
Life is lonely for me.

Never thought I’d lose the will to live.
Always had so much love in my heart to give but,
life is lonely for me.

VERSE 2

Day by day goes by.
And I wonder if I’ll ever find the
meaning to my life.

Questions arise.
And I look within myself
to keep my heart alive.
But it’s hard ‘cause I don’t know…

What it’s like to be held
when you have no one else
in your life who could love you more.

I couldn’t be more alone.
No long talks on the phone
to profess what she means to my world.

(CHORUS)

BRIDGE

Someone save me I’m drowning inside
of my own mind, I can’t reach the shore.

Endless searching, Constant yearning.
I can’t deal with this anymore…

I wanna love again, I wanna love again. (4x)

(CHORUS)

I wanna love again, I wanna love again. (4x, AD LIBS, OUT)

Craving

Written By: Alex Alberti

VERSE 1

I saw you yesterday, stare half vacant but half sweet.
Your eyes quick to catch mine and here I thought they would never meet.
Every time I see you I miss my chance to say:
That I’m wanting you, these games hurt they do and you know …

CHORUS

My body craves the idea of you.
My heart is misguided my thoughts are divided and you
just look the other way. Your eyes filled with such pain.
I die inside knowing it’s my fault you’re walking away, no expression on your face.

VERSE 2

Hypocritical, I was always suspecting you of running ‘round behind my back.
Guess I turned out to be the fool.
My world is turned upside down and the worst part is missing you.
But I made a mistake and I’m needing some closure to live without you.

(CHORUS)

BRIDGE

If I could have you back as I had you once before…
I know what I’d need to do to make you see it was all about you.
I wouldn’t doubt your love, wouldn’t leave you room to doubt mine.
But the problem remains that it’s too late for one final try.

(CHORUS, OUT)

Betrayed

Written By: Alex Alberti

VERSE 1

Livin’ a painful lie and you
never should have seen me cry.
It’s a shame I remained through your sick little game,
while ensuring that the joke was on me.

CHORUS

I can’t believe I’m the one that you chose to betray
when the world left you lonely.
I can’t believe I’m the one that you chose to leave
when you should’ve stayed.
And now that it’s over,
so much easier to walk away.
But I still can’t believe I’m the one that you chose to betray.

VERSE 2

Broken will, broken soul.
Reborn when I let it go.
No regrets but I have nothing left
when it comes down to you in my life.

(CHORUS)

BRIDGE

You thought that you could forsake me
be careless and I would be there all along.
Girl you need to know
that you were wrong, so wrong.

(CHORUS, AD-LIBS, OUT)

Discography

Alex's debut album, Two Sides To Every Story is available now!