Gritty Alt Pop from Dallas. - Alex O'aiza: Out of My Mind
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posted 20 Apr 2020 by Krister Axel
Delivers a timely message of hard-nosed resilience in the face of adversity, and leaves a blueprint for pushing through hard times.

Alex O'aiza is back this year with "Out of My Mind" - a gritty, summer-ready alt-pop jam with layered beats and an infectious breakdown chorus. Fresh from inking a deal with Saint In The City Records, this Dallas-based indie-rocker has the whole world buzzing with a string of genre-mashing singles that showcase his huge reservoir of talent and stylistic range.

"Out of My Mind" was written and recorded with ace producers and songwriters Austin Bello and Caleb Turman, and delivers a hook-filled groove on the back of an aggressive bass riff. With previous singles that touch on folk-pop, hip hop, and everything in between, O'aiza is hitting his artistic stride in serious fashion. "Out of My Mind" delivers a timely message of hard-nosed resilience in the face of adversity, and leaves a blueprint for pushing through hard times. Alex took a moment to assess his life's trajectory when he found himself mired in a crisis of personal identity and financial means, and this track became the anthem for his own choice to keep fighting for his dreams. His poetic lyrics explore the Gen Z experience, socio-political issues, and the complexity of maintaining positive relationships in an ever-changing and fast-paced world.

Lord knows I’m burning out
Too drunk to drive my doubts
Out of my mind and
Into the ceiling
Why won’t my words come out
I’ve tried to scream and shout
To change my fate and grow to believing

About the Author

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Krister Bjornson Axel

Ashland, Oregon

Paris, France. Madison, Wisconsin. Los Angeles. Ashland, Oregon. Ottawa. I write music, I write about music, and I write code. See also: photography, prose, podcasting. I have 1 gorgeous wife, 2 amazing kids, and many interests.


Recent Awards: 2020 ND (Photo) Honorable Mention, 2020 Accenti Writing Contest Finalist


Read my poetry here.