Alexander Biggs has found his feet in his latest single ‘Miserable’, a gentle and considered rumination on the weight our sadness can have on the ones we love.
Since his second EP Whatever Helps You Sleep, Alexander Biggs has taken the time to contemplate what really matters as a songwriter and human. Biggs has delivered the first of many thoughtful yet visceral additions to his craft – deep meditations on the underlying sweetness in misery and the sadness in joy.
‘Miserable’ is a lunge into clear, glassy water, with textures that show a great refinement in Biggs’ style of character and considered roughness. The juxtaposition of imperfect sounds against their neat layering has created a sound greater than the sum of its parts, something the artist is slowly mastering. Alexander’s songs have received global airplay on Triple J (AUS), BBC Radio 1 (UK), Radio X (UK), Flux FM (EU) and KCRW (US), and have amassed more than 6 million streams on Spotify.
The Melbourne creative continues to hone his live talents, with a myriad of support slots for artists including Evan Dando, Frightened Rabbit and Julien Baker, plus performances in the UK and South America. Alexander will make his US debut this September.
“When I wrote it, it was almost like a soft plea – Am I weighing you down? Is my hurt hurting you? What are we going to do? – It was a consoling and an explanation, a conversation and a statement – a deep sigh and ahead on the shoulder. It was like a long timeline happening all at once. There was misery and joy and it was synchronous and fluid. I hope this song can speak to anyone who’s ever felt like they’re getting used to the boiling water, felt calloused and tough when they were trying to be soft, or anyone that’s ever found themselves asking the same question – Do I make you miserable?” – Alexander Biggs.