Exclusive Artist Review: Rob Alexander – “Dream Out Loud” Album

When it comes to encapsulating anthemic Rock songs with dynamic lyrics, addictive melodies and top of the line performance and production value in epic proportions, third time is a charm for Rob Alexander‘s newest 13-track juggernaut Dream Out Loud. His third album in three years and easily one of his best yet.

Rob Alexander has done it again and just keeps getting better with time. You can hear from his debut record all the way up to this newest one that he keeps upping the ante on perfecting his craft and tightening his songwriting. Each track on Dream Out Loud sounds like something freshly conjured, but still provides that signature stylization we’ve come to know and love about Rob‘s eclectic swagger. From a tight knit rhythm section, melodically crunchy guitar riffs with catchy progressions and intelligent lyrics, Rob brings it all together into one powerfully multifaceted unit with twists, turns and undeniable versatility throughout every measure of this album.

Opening track “Yesterday’s News” is an upbeat and electronically infused song that is fun and crafty. If you’ve heard Rob‘s previous albums, then you’ll notice that this track immediately showcases a slightly more modern direction, but also satisfies your fancy to hear what new tricks Rob has up his sleeves. Just like his last two records, each song offers up several different Rock and Blues elements, but you can still tell that it’s all coming from the same artist. And Dream Out Loud sticks with that formula, where Rob Alexander diligently showcases several angles of his songwriting and performance ability. Other tracks on this record like “Angel & Johnny” are more piano-driven, subtle, and always delivers a wholesome sound with great vocal hooks and innovative guitar touches. “Hot Potato” is a catchy and ominous track that is insatiably rhythmic with an excitably punchy chorus, while closing track “Game Over” is more visceral with a theatrical and wholesome approach that truly brings Rob Alexander‘s versatility to the forefront; tying the album together and leaving you yearning for more.

Rob Alexander proves with every release just how much he improves each time. Dream Out Loud is definitely his strongest yet, and continues to build on his authentic signature sound that his fans absolutely love. This record has something for everyone and if this is your first time discovering Rob, then strap yourself in for a ride. The album will be available on Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, and several other digital music streaming platforms. Also, as an impressive highlight, Dream Out Loud was written and recorded in 2020 and features current members of Elton John’s band. It will be available February 5th, 2021. Rob is starting off the new year with a bang and we can’t wait to see what this year has in store for him!


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Album Review: Rob Alexander – “Being Myself” LP

Review by: Justyn Brodsky

Rob Alexander has put together a plethora of songs that bring out many different elements of Rock, Alternative, and a soft-Rock approach to many songs that are detail oriented, charming and versatile; designed to win you over and offer something for everyone on Rob‘s 15-track masterpiece “Being Myself”.

The album name lives up to the name in every way, but Rob (just like any other artist) draws reminiscences to several personal influences, including industry heavyweights like Elton John. Rob began hitting the ground running in the music realm around 2018 with the release of his freshman record “Long Road Coming Home”, which was released in February of that year. While garnering a solid buzz for his name since his first album, he quickly gathered up a group of elite musicians to assist him with recording a catalogue of new songs in 2019. This album is what would end up being his critically acclaimed “Being Myself”, his most successful album to date. On top of this sophomore record being much better than the precedent effort, this record also featured several world class musicians including 3 members of Elton John’s current musical lineup; comprised of Matt Bissonette on bass guitar, Kim Bullard on keyboards, and John Mahon on drums and percussion. The album was produced by Gabe Lopez.

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While Rob‘s album has 15 versatile and distinctive tracks that have something for just about anyone, one thing that’s made apparent is his precise attention to detail; very multifaceted chord progressions with very selective vocal melodies that aren’t only catchy, but genuinely well thought out as well. The type of vocal melody choices where you honestly wouldn’t change one thing. With piano-driven, soothing songs that really give this record more charm than you’d ever expect, this album does pick up the pace with tracks like “We’re Living In A Dream” and the electronic-infused “Secrets & Lies”, which in my opinion projects one of the best choruses on the record, but never trails ahead of the rest of the song’s.

Rob Alexander‘s story is quite one to behold from writing two well-received albums in two years, one which includes members of one of his all time idols; feats that even big time artists sometimes don’t get to experience nowadays. Currently, 3 anchor singles are playing regularly throughout the radio circuit from his “Being Myself” album; including the tracks “Never Gonna Let You Go”, “Friend Of Mine (Elton’s Epic)”, and the ambient “Life As We Know It”, which all garner airplay regionally throughout the country. This 15-track gem is a masterpiece of its kind and it’ll be very difficult to pick a favorite song once you take a listen to it. Rob Alexander truly hits it out of the park with the triumphantly produced and performed “Being Myself”.

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