Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Alex Vargas: Giving Up The Ghost

Nothing really gets you in the Christmas spirit like a music video combining ice skating and tween bullying...

33-year-old Iranian-Swedish director Milad Alami, a graduate of the National Film School of Denmark and now a Copenhagen resident, created the excellent clip accompanying "Giving Up the Ghost", the latest stellar single by Alex Vargas who at 27 still splits his time between his adopted hometown of London and greater Copenhagen where he grew up and lived until the age of 17.

Danish audiences and critics appear to have finally discovered the immense talent of native son Vargas, not least via his powerful and very distinctive voice which lends itself to both rock and electronica. On "Giving Up the Ghost" he effortlessly blends the two genres and has boldly focused on performing this new hybrid material in live settings around Europe this year, but also makes sure to include the crowd favorite "Solid Ground" off his 2014 EP 'Howl', released on Danish label Tiger Music.

On December 20 and 21 he's part of the line up at the Stille Nacht Festival in Eindhoven and Rotterdam, respectively.  His first gig in the new year is also in the Netherlands: the Eurosonic Noorderslag Festival, held January 13-16 in Groningen.

A new album will drop sometime in 2016 on Copenhagen Records.

NOTE: Be sure to check out my two previous posts on Vargas:




https://itunes.apple.com/dk/album/giving-up-the-ghost-single/id1040155924  (iTunes Denmark)