Raised on legends like Stevie Wonder and inspired by modern envelope pushers like Anderson Paak, Nashville-based R&B artist Alex Slay has never been a rule follower. As A&R Factory put it, his “completely distinctive sound fuses nostalgically warm Neo-Soul Jazz Pop tones around roots-deep RnB and light melodic Blues in a way which I can guarantee you’ve never heard the like of before.”
A quiet kid from small-town Florida, Slay’s music career took off after winning a local talent show and being offered an opportunity to tour around the world from Barbados to Barcelona performing in front of hundreds each night aboard cruise ships. When he finally settled down, he chose an unconventional city for R&B: Nashville. He has since made quite the name for himself in the city’s budding R&B scene, performing regularly at iconic venues like Flamingos and Analog at the Hutton Hotel and collaborating with acclaimed producers like Will Bowers (Snoop Dog) and Danny Polo (Landon Sears). In a city of superstars, Slay’s incredible raw talent shines through precision that can only be cultivated by a true dedication to the craft.
“I wrote ‘Deep End’ after I began to emerge out of this really guarded, cautious emotional state. It’s about me jumping back into dating and letting myself fall in love again after a long time. I wanted to create something that just felt good and effortless, to capture this feeling of floating. I wanted it to feel chill and smooth while still being danceable. What I love most is that the song is reminiscent of this retro timeless sound I’ve always loved. It allowed me to incorporate my love for live music and live instrumentation into my artistry which, for me, really made the song feel alive. With that, I think this song signals the beginning of my rebrand. I really took my time with it and ended up making three revisions of the track, starting from scratch every time. I was looking for a specific sound and knew it wouldn’t feel right until I found it. All the time and effort it took was definitely worth it because I couldn’t be prouder of the finished product.” – Alex Slay
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