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Alex Clare

London-based singer/songwriter Alexander George "Alex" Clare grew up listening to his father’s jazz records, was drawn to blues and soul (Donny Hathaway, Stevie Wonder), and eventually to drum‘n’bass and U.K. garage. Though Clare took up the trumpet and drums as a youngster, he eventually placed an emphasis on guitar and songwriting, playing open-mike nights with original material. A demo earned him a deal with the Island label in the U.K., and he was set up with producers Diplo and Switch, who contributed to the making of Clare’s first album, The Lateness of the Hour, released in July 2011. Despite the producers’ reputations for creating busy, bass-heavy club music, the album did place something of a spotlight on Clare’s soul-searching songwriting and deep, rich voice. "Too Close" -- the dubsteppy lead single from Lateness -- turned out to be a huge hit for Clare. The song became a Top 10 hit in five countries, was certified double platinum in the United States, and nabbed Clare an ASCAP award for 2014 Songwriter of the Year with Jim Duguid. While Clare's 2014 sophomore effort Three Hearts wasn't as successful as his debut, he continued to tour and also started a family. He returned with his third LP, Tail of Lions. The album was released in the U.K. at the end of 2016, with the U.S. release following months later in 2017. ~ Andy Kellman
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Stations Featuring
Alex Clare

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    Top Indie
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    Indie Rock Mix

    Indie Rock Mix
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    Indie Party

    Indie Party
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    Acoustic Rock

    Acoustic Rock
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    Lite Hits

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    Relax Trax

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Albums by
Alex Clare

Top Songs by
Alex Clare

  1.   Song
  2.   Too Close
  3.   Treading Water
  4.   Gotta Get Up
  5.   Up All Night
  6.   I Love You
  7.   Tell Me What You Need
  8.   Love Can Heal
  9.   War Rages On
  10.   Damn Your Eyes
  11.   Tight Rope
  12.   Relax My Beloved
  13.   Bring Me Down
  14.   You'll Be Fine
  15.   Sanctuary
  16.   Get Real
  17.   The Story
  18.   Addicted To Love
  19.   I Won't Let You Down
  20.   Basic
  21.   Thunder Child
  22.   Just a Man
  23.   Heavy Hands
  24.   Take You Back
  25.   Never Let You Go
  26.   Caroline
  27.   Whispering
  28.   Hands Are Clever
  29.   Open My Eyes
  30.   Tired from the Fire
  31.   Surviving Ain't Living
  32.   Three Hearts
  33.   Humming Bird
  34.   Where Is the Heart?
  35.   Holding On
  36.   So Deep
  37.   Unconditional
  38.   Not In Vain
  39.   Sparks

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