Album: 3 Songs
Release Date: February 22, 2019
3 Songs is Gananoque Ontario’s Alex Leggett’s newest EP. A prolific performer with over 500 performances under his belt, Alex has released singles in the past, but this is his first solo collected EP.
Appropriately titled, this EP is only three songs long with just Alex and his guitar for company.
3 Songs starts with the track “The Morning After”. Using a slow rhythm and simple folk chords, mournful track about picking up after a breakup. Following soon after is the track “Jailbird”. With the rhythm of a speeding getaway train, “Jailbird” utilizes the blueprint of a classic bluegrass song to convey feelings of freedom and escape. The last track on the EP, “The Last Few Weeks”, takes the melody of a lullaby to convey feelings about the melancholy and resentment regarding lost love. As the song cleverly protests in its opening line “This is not a song about you.”
Overall, 3 Songs is a pleasant, gentle listen showcasing Alex’s talent as a folk singer/songwriter.
I grew up in Alberta, but spent most of my life in British Columbia – I also spent a lot of my summers in Britain as I was lucky enough to have immigrant parents with the capital to go visit our relatives. The amount of time I spent overseas makes it hard for me to say I feel fully Canadian, but it does make me feel typically Canadian as so many of us have mixed parentage. My parents defined another divide in me as I feel inexorably pulled to both science and the art; my father being a doctor and my mother being a school teacher. I studied both in university and now work on making healthcare software during the day, then write/read/draw/paint/dance in my evenings. My global wanderings, my education, and the fact that my appetite for media could be described as ‘voracious’ means my frame of reference is pretty varied. It’s hard to say that I have a favourite music genre, rather I am always seeking sounds that convey a sense earnestness an honesty.