Melbourne singer Alex Watts’ debut album, Another Step in the Dark, will be released through Astound Records on Saturday August 20. The record is a song cycle that follows the arc of a relationship through courtship and betrayal to murderous revenge, touching on vintage pop, soul and indie rock along the way. Tomatrax caught up with Alex to ask a few questions.
What inspired you to become a musician?
You’ve just released your second single, what’s it like to have it out?
Really good, it’s an abstract notion until other people hear it.
What made you pick ‘Cool change’ as the single?
It seemed like a good time to release an anti-summer anthem.
You have an album coming out in August, how will the rest of the album compare with your first two singles?
Those first two songs are fairly different stylistically and there’s several other flavours in the tracklisting. I’d like to think it’s got scope but all sounds like me.