Alexander 23 Collaborates With Kenny Beats

Alexander 23 collaborates with Kenny Beats on "ILL." The track is available via Interscope and streaming services
Alexander 23 collaborates with Kenny Beats on "ILL"

Alexander 23 has shared “ILL,” the singer/producer/multi-instrumentalist’s new single featuring Kenny Beats. The track, is Alexander’s first collaboration with a hip-hop producer. Of the track Kenny shares “This is the first song I made with Alexander the first hour we met. He’s got such an effortless way with words and people, he’s that friend you swear you’ve met before. I couldn’t be more proud of “ill” and the whole team involved.”

Alexander 23 is currently on tour with girl in red, stops include, dates in Toronto, Boston, Chicago, and Brooklyn.

The single also features James Valentine on guitar, is accompanied by a striking lyric video, which highlights the complexity of the song. The timelapse technology captures the artist’s restlessness and distress, which reflects the emotional impact of lyrics that reference confusing texts from his ex (“It was still raining and you were still gone”) and flashbacks to showering together. “I get physically ill when I think about you getting physical with someone else,” he then sings on the forlorn chorus.

“ILL,” arrives three months since the release his debut studio album Aftershock. Produced alongside Dan Nigro, the 11-track project is immersed in the aftermath of a failed relationship. The acoustic single “Hate Me If It Helps” was co-written with Olivia Rodrigo, who also provided background vocals.


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