There comes a time in a person’s life when they encounter something so moving and profound that it dictates the course of their future. For musician Alexander Yearns, this life-changing experience happened when he first heard Elvis Presley’s The King Of Rock’ N’ Roll: The Complete 50’s Masters CD box set.
He was rummaging through his uncle’s basement in Palisades Park, New Jersey, one day when he stumbled upon the album. Ever the curious type, he immediately grabbed his stereo and listened to the entire five-disc compilation. Finally, after nearly six hours of nonstop rock n roll, he finished all 140 songs. The young man found the journey so captivating and hypnotizing that he felt something inside him unlock: a passion for music. Since then, he has become obsessed with one of life’s most potent intangibles.
Less than a year after that fateful experience, Alexander Yearns pursued his newfound love and asked for his very own drum kit. Before long, things fell into place, and his career as a professional musician began. He was only thirteen when he joined a band that primarily performs music inspired by the New Jersey rock n roll scene.
The gifted teen was the group’s drummer, alongside his older brother and other guys from their neighborhood. On top of that, he also utilizes his unrivaled artistry by writing songs, making records, and touring together with the group.
However, after six years in the band, the young man felt it was time for him to spread his wings and find his voice as a solo artist. This change of pace finally allowed the talented individual to tap into his inner emotions. As a result, he was able to consistently write songs and create music that reflected his true feelings. He also started exploring new instruments and learned how to play the guitar, which greatly aided his songwriting journey.
He has since launched several projects, including his debut EP, To Each of Us, which was released in October 2018 and produced at Strange Weather Recording Studio in Brooklyn. The collection contains five tracks that dance on the edge of psychedelic folk-rock while the artist’s electrifying voice hovers over an experimental and, at times dominating, moody acoustics.
Three years later, the singer-songwriter dropped his first-ever full-length album, Phoenix, which marks a new chapter in the musician’s life. The LP features quieter tracks that are stripped back, with each song being a bit rawer and baring more soul than the last, a stark contrast to the lively and upbeat theme of his first album.
With such an impressive discography, there is no doubt that Alexander Yearns is one of today’s most promising performers. In fact, he is making waves in the music scene for his one-of-a-kind sound and poetic lyrics that ensnares the senses of every listener.
Moving forward, the musical prodigy plans to continue expanding his horizons by creating songs that people can connect with and relate to. He is already preparing to record his next body of work, which will be available soon. In the meantime, fans and music lovers can listen to his other songs on all streaming platforms, including Spotify. They can also listen to My Void, a series of instrumentals he has collected over the years, available exclusively on Bandcamp.