I am not sure I am going to like all of Alex Clare’s music but I know for sure that I have been listening to this one song of his, Too Close, for the last three months or so and every time it comes on the radio I turn up the radio a little.
He is a British singer-songwriter probably more well known for dating Amy Winehouse for a year (apparently they met while he performed and worked at a bar she frequented).
He also trained to be a chef while he was playing gigs.
It is his voice for Microsoft’s advertising campaign for Internet Explorer 9 which also features Too Close.
His voice has a melancholy soulful resonance.
If he writes more songs like Too Close I think we will be hearing more about him … but for now … Too Close is pretty good.
Too Close: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYXjLbMZFmo
And a couple more songs for listening:
Relax my Beloved: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6TQBd_pYyYk&feature=related