Introducing: Alex Gardner – Highly Attainable Dreams

I have going through my email and I have found an album I was supposed to write about before my vacation in May, but I did not finish the post and then it was buried under new submissions. I am glad that I am always going back making sure I did check everything that was sent to me. I have written about Alex’s music before. I really enjoyed that video/single and I was looking forward to this album.

As Alex well said:

“It’s an eclectic album in which I bring together many of my influences; there’s rock in the vein of Upside Down Crown, there’s folk, and there’s some honky tonk country.

It is an album well crafted full of small melodies that you can easily enjoy and just say wow, this was really nice. It is a blend of genres, which are going so well together. It feels so nice together, and Alex’s songwriting skills are great as well. The album feels like a story told with every chapter (song) having its own atmosphere, its own little twists you can enjoy. together they are bringing me a lot of joy. It was really pleasurable to listen to the whole album and I bet you will enjoy it too.

I have asked Alex our standard 3 questions:

What inspired you to start making music and what keeps you making music?

When I was a kid, I saw my friend sitting in front of his house and he was playing a terrible, out of tune version of Blur’s “Song 2” on his step dad’s guitar. We both got really into guitars then and both started trying to write songs almost immediately, imitating whatever we were hearing on the radio (probably mostly Oasis for me), and generally trying to one up one another. And just kept going from there. As for what keeps me making music, it’s somewhat mysterious to me why we feel the need to do one thing over another, but my imagination is drawn to the kind of expression and the kinds of communal experience that are possible through music. Sharing songs with people is joyful, so I like to do it.

What was the most challenging thing in your music (artistic) path?

I think believing in the intrinsic value of what you have to say is important for artists generally and certainly for me. Finding the boldness to put every little part of your personality or what you are seeing or experiencing into your work and trusting that it will be received — that’s been an important part of the process for me, and it’s ongoing, I don’t know if it ever ends.

What would you dream to do if anything was possible?

I feel as though I’m doing most of the things that I really want to be doing. Taking the music on tour, touring more extensively is a dream/project that I’m working on right now. Mostly I just want to keep doing the things I am doing, and do them with the friends that inspire me.

Do not forget to get the album on Bandcamp or check Spotify.