Get to know Alex Hosking, a young singer songwriter from Adelaide who’s just dropped her debut single ‘Monsters’.
According to Alex herself, the track is “about the feeling of being stuck in your own head even when you can see that the world keeps turning.”
‘Monsters’ is by no means her first foray into songwriting, however. She’s been extraordinarily busy over the past few years writing alongside the likes of The Preatures, The McClymonts, Jess & Matt, M-Phazes and many, many more.
But ‘Monsters’ is her first (confident) step into the spotlight solo. And it’s sure to get stuck in your head.
01. Name : Alex Hosking.
02. Where are you based? In a suitcase, I travel a lot…
03. How did you get your start in music? I’ve always done music and been singing since I can remember. Though professionally I started doing songwriting full time two years ago.
04. Give us five words to best describe you as an artist. how. do. you. describe.. someone… in five words? (That was eight).
05. Tell us a little bit about your sound and how it developed. I think it developed the most once I became a professional songwriter. Getting to work with established artists, I really began to create a style of writing and that’s what helped me define my sound.
06. What’s your earliest musical memory? Singing at church, it was Christmas and I had the solo as the choir walked in. It was completely acapella and I cried just as I walked on stage because I was so nervous.
But if I didn’t sing it the backup girl was going to get to sing it. So I remember at the ripe age of five pushing through so I could keep my solo… I think I cried as I sang, but the show had to go on.
07. Who have been your musical influences? Red Hot Chili Peppers was my favourite band as a child and The Beatles. Then Beyonce was my first concert and she obviously changed my life. Besides them since I can remember I’ve always been inspired by female songwriters and artists like Sia, Julia Michaels, Anne Marie, Raye, Mø, Tove Lo, Sigrid, Gia Koka etc.
08. What are your favourite songs of all time? This question is so hard.. Anything Beatles, Queen, Red Hot Chili Peppers.. I dunno.. it’s too hard!!
09. Where’s your favourite place to listen to music? I LOVE listening to music in public places, on subways and underground and when I’m walking or exercising… I think it’s because when I’m doing something I’m able to just really appreciate the music instead of listening to it without a critical ear.
10. Who are your go-to artists when you’re feeling :
Sad? Mø, The 1975.
Introspective? Stormzy, Young Ma.
Exhausted? Masego, Philip Glass.
11. What was the first album you ever bought? There was a $1 sale at my local library and I got ‘Enema Of The State’ by Blink 182… and hid it from my mum because it had explicit language sticker. But I played that CD until it stopped working.
12. Give us a little fun fact about yourself that people might not know. I have terrible home job tattoos over my body and I love them.
13. What would your chosen career be if music wasn’t an option? When I grow up I want to be a businessman. Or a geologist.
14. What’s the best advice you’ve been given in your career? “Don’t stop believing hold on to that feeling.” – Journey.
15. If you could trade places with any artist in the world right now, who would it be? Probably Rosalia… She is this super dope Spanish artist. I love her music, her visuals, actually just everything is so spot on about her.
16. Tell us about your latest release. ‘Monsters’ is my first single. I wrote it about battling my inner thoughts.
17. What do your future plans involve? I plan to release more music and eventually start touring!
18. Where can our audience catch you live? Nowhere as of yet… but stay tuned!!