Alex Krawczyk, the Toronto-based folk singer-songwriter, released her debut album, Le Olam, back in February.
She began writing songs for Le Olam to help her heal from the traumatic loss of her parents. Penning songs like “Remember,” “Better Days,” and the previously mentioned “There Will Be Light” proved not only cathartic for her but also provided hope for her friends.
One of her friends shared that Alex’s songs were “healing my soul.”
With the help of her friends, namely songwriter Robbie Roth and Canadian vocalist Dione Taylor, Le Olam came to fruition.
“I worked with Robbie Roth on this album. We have been writing songs together during the pandemic in 2020 and 2021. This album was recorded safely during the pandemic, with all of the artists recording individually, yet it has come together beautifully. I’m truly grateful for the many talented artists who were involved, including Dione Taylor, who is a very gifted Canadian singer.”
Hi! My name is Alex Krawczyk. I was raised in Toronto. I currently live in Toronto, where I work as a community health nurse and a public health student in Indigenous Health. I have loved many different styles of music since I was a child, and I love expressing myself through singing and writing.
Le Olam is my first release and was recorded during the pandemic and released in February 2022. Le Olam documents parts of my healing journey from tragedy, grief, and loss. I started writing songs with Robbie Roth in mid-2019, two and a half years after the traumatic loss of my parents. Songwriting and recording have been therapeutic for me in many ways, and I hope that my music will help bring comfort, hope, and healing to others who are struggling with trauma and loss.
I am quite shy about live performances, so I am not focused on performing just yet.
I would love to write and record songs with Neil Young! His Greendale album and tour were very influential to me when I was in high school.
My goal for 2022 is to continue focusing on healing and cultivating safety and peace for myself and my loved ones. I hope to continue working in community health and creating space to express myself creatively through songwriting. I also hope to begin recording a second album this summer.
Connect with Alex Krawczyk:
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.