Toronto, ON-based R&B/ Soul artist, Brayden Alexander recently released his debut record, Honey, as well as the album’s first single, “Queen”, along with a video for the release.
“”Queen” is about a girl I met when I was on the road with whom I had this out-standing connection. It’s the story of meeting and charming a Queen” he says.
Brayden incorporates alternative R&B with a deeply introspective rap style while employing his falsetto to stunning effect. His poetically thoughtful lyrical flow dominates, breathing a new vibrancy into the genre.
Watch the official music video for “Queen” below, and find out more about Brayden via our Five Questions With segment.
Care to introduce yourself to our readers?
Hello beautiful people. I’m Brayden Alexander, sometimes I’m happy, other days I’m sad, sometimes I break hearts, other days I break mine. I think you can expect a lot of singing and rapping from me. I’m emotional. I laugh a lot, I haven’t cried lately. My french bulldog is Atlas. He’ll probably steal your girl.
Tell us a bit about your music and writing style.
Cathartic, Word vomit, mixed with a touch of love and whatever mood I’m in.
How have you been keeping creative during the pandemic?
Surfing. I’ve been spending a ton of time on the West Coast in the water. It clears my mind and resets my mood. After I wash everything away my creativity seems to flow.
If you were asked to suggest only one of your songs for someone to hear, which would it be?
Karma. I just think it’s super unique. I love its flow and lyrics, it feels really raw and true to me.
Canadian Beats is all about Canadian music, so who are your current favourite Canadian bands/ artists?
Alexandra Stréliski. Beautiful. I also have a song with Aria Ohlsson, Angel. Her voice is so beautiful. I’m excited to hear more from her. Mega crush. Outside of that I feel so standard when it comes to Canada. But it’s very true. Drake, The Weeknd, PARTYNEXTDOOR. I also love Kaytranada. Super Vibey.
I’m Jenna, and I am the founder and editor of Canadian Beats. I have had a strong love for Canadian music, which started many years ago. I have a passion for promoting these talented Canadian bands and artists, and that’s how Canadian Beats came to be. I am so proud of what it has become over the last few years, with many talented music lovers and writers coming together to spread the word of Canada’s music.