Even if you say you don’t know who Alexander23 is, we have a feeling you know who Alexander23 is. Does the song ‘IDK You Yet’ sound familiar? We thought so. The track went viral on TikTok last year and has been the track behind tons of viral videos. After teasing ‘Cry Over Boys’ on TikTok for ages, Alexander23 dropped the song and music video and it was everything we could have ever hoped for. It really was an attack on all of us who go after relationships and people that may not be the best for us. When are we gonna learn? Both tracks are featured on the Oh No, Not Again! EP, Alexander23’s latest project that just dropped on February 19th.
‘Cry Over Boys’
Speaking of ‘Cry Over Boys,’ we got the chance to chat with Alexander23 earlier this month and ask him about the song. If you’ve ever cried over a fictional character, celebrity, etc., then this song is probably hella relatable. And well, we wondered if the songwriter himself could relate!
‘Cry Over Boys’ is immensely popular on TikTok, particularly with fans using it to describe their feelings about fictional characters or celebrities, are there any characters that you have a strong emotional connection or attachment to?
His initial answer? Kim Possible, which we respect. After thinking about it a little more, he said Fleabag, from the show Fleabag, calling her the realest human. He also highly recommended the show to everyone, saying it’s a brilliant show.
Alexander23 also talked a little about the Oh No, Not Again! EP. He said that this EP tells a story, chronicling the process of a relationship from start to finish. The name comes from his experiences and familiar patterns of getting in and out of certain situations. According to Alexander23, he didn’t set out to write an EP, he wrote songs and figured out a way to tie them together, spectacularly we might add.
He described this EP as “sad but hopeful,” like a reminder that you may be feeling a certain way in the present moment but it won’t last forever. ‘Brainstorm’ captures this feeling perfectly in our opinion.
How bad’s the weather in your head?
Wish you could stay with me instead
Ohhh, where do you go
When nobody knows where you are?
Even though the storm in your head might be rough, there’s always someone on the outside who cares about you and wants to help.
‘Nothing’s The Same’
Of course, we have to mention our unofficial quarantine anthem ‘Nothing’s The Same,’ featuring Jeremy Zucker! This track is a little bit more on the sad side. Things are indeed not the same as they were before all of this. This track is kind of a nice way to deal with those emotions and, on the hopeful side, remind us that we’re not the only ones who may be feeling this way!
Taking it back to the concept of the Oh No, Not Again! EP chronicling a relationship, ‘Caught In The Middle’ and ‘Good To See You Again’ kind of go hand in hand if you think about it. While ‘Caught In The Middle’ details the sort of awkward, post-relationship situation where you still know all the important things about the other person, but the relationship is over, ‘Good To See You Again’ is reminiscent of the feeling you get when you run into an ex well after the breakup. Where you would rather be anywhere else but you just politely say “it’s good to see you again!” (even if it’s not).
‘Come Here And Leave Me Alone’
‘She Loves Me’ is all about the hot and cold in a relationship. They love you, they love you not. You can’t figure out if there’s something there or if the relationship is going anywhere. It can all get very frustrating and hard to figure out, especially if you find yourself struggling to walk away from the relationship because of those “they love you” moments. On the flip side, ‘Come Here And Leave Me Alone’ is like another side of the same coin. You want the person close, but not too close. Love is scary but you want it anyway. It kinda makes you think, there are always two sides to a story, even if these songs aren’t meant to tie together like this, it’s an interesting way to look at the situation.
‘Track 9’ is one of the best closing tracks we’ve come across in a while. It’s a thank you from Alexander23 for listening to his thoughts and Oh No, Not Again! Honestly, we loved listening. The whole EP was a nice reminder that we’re not as alone as we feel in certain situations. And of course, Alexander23’s vocals and production on this EP were phenomenal as always. We’re really stoked to see what else Alexander23 has in store for us and we can’t wait to see what comes next!
What’s your favorite track off of Oh No, Not Again!? Anything particularly relatable? Let us know in the comments below or hit us up over on Twitter @TheHoneyPOP!
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