Zoe Alex Releases Third Ever Single, “Acrobat”
Boulder Colorado-based alternative pop artist and songwriter, Zoe Alex, recently released her third ever single, “Acrobat.” The rising artist’s lyrical grit contrasts an emotional background of vocals, with a classic pop beat to tie her work together into a unique sound of its own. The twenty-four year old shares a sense of introspection with a poetic edge, driving the force of connectivity throughout her work, rather than falling into the blueprints of the genre.
Cutting her teeth with local Denver garage bands, she began drawing inspiration from the honest lyrical stylings of Neil Finn and Amelia White. Though she began writing and playing guitar and piano at age 12, Zoe Alex refined her songwriting style at Berklee College of Music in Boston. A graduate of the highly acclaimed music school, she is no stranger to performing anywhere from grungy house shows to formal venues.
Produced by Trey Kams, “Acrobat” addresses bending to tend to the needs of someone you love, through the analogy of putting on an acrobatic performance. Zoe Alex describes this song as a “people-pleaser’s anthem.” With a hint of sarcasm, she sings,
Tell me a story, no it’s not true but it’s alright, never boring. I’ll say I’m sorry, crying like a pantomime every morning. I’ll sleep like a baby with your demons in my bed, I’ll make them happy. It’s just a bad dream, give it to me I’ll bend my back over your trapeze, I’m your circus act, little acrobat…
Zoe Alex weighs in on the meaning behind her third single, saying:
I wrote this song in a wave of exhaustion from trying to carry or “fix” emotions that weren’t mine to fix. I liked the acrobat analogy because it feels dramatic, performative and sensual. I have often felt like bending over backwards to hold someone’s emotions is an act of love, but I’m realizing that it is better suited for an entertainment act.
~ Zoe Alex
As a queer artist, Alex uses her lyricism to transcend her own personal experiences out of the hope and driving importance to connect with others and to help her listeners feel heard by her words. Using her unique voice, we sense the wise-beyond-her-years lyrics to explore the world of her own, sharing connections and those we’ve missed to falling in and out of love, personal shortcomings, the inner workings of the mind, sexuality and community.
Listen to “Acrobat” now, available on all major streaming platforms: