Los Angeles’ alexdrake. drops his latest super cool, pop-punk tune, ‘Peace of Mind’ ft AJ Perdomo which will leave you feeling upbeat, uplifted and ready to rock and roll! The Rutgers University graduate and multi-instrumentalist is no stranger to the music industry having toured with his own band and managed several others before taking a step out as a solo artist earlier this year.
His debut single ‘Circles’ was met with positive reception from both fans and press alike. Now, alexdrake. hopes to continue the trend with his second single, ‘Peace of Mind’; a genre-blending, timely and mood-boosting headbanger featuring AJ Perdomo from The Dangerous Summer. By fusing his love of emo/alternative punk and classic rock and roll, alexdrake. creates his own distinct soundscape filled with heavy percussion, bold electric guitar chords and uncannily apt lyricism, inspired by these trying times.
“This song was first written and recorded while I was at my studio, my computer screen was in front of a window at my old apartment and I was writing this song and I looked outside and there were hundreds of protestors walking down my alleyway in Los Angeles Protesting. I got up and joined for the time that I could but that directly exemplifies where society was at the time of the conception of this song (and still is) which gave me the thought process and drive to create the concept.
The song really embarks on the turmoil we deal with everyday occurrences. Dealing with your boss, dealing with current societal stressors, dealing with any kind of aversion to what you love and what you want to do but still having ‘Peace of Mind’ to do you and follow your dreams, passions, and internal monologue regardless of what is being spewed at you. There is some kind of political background within it as well, meaning the hardships and terrible things we are seeing happening today are absolute atrocities to humanity and at the end of the day, we as individuals need to be able to combat what must be combatted while still loving ourselves and self-preserving when/where we can.”
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