*“We call it Inspirational Soul,” said Alex Harris, who just released the new single “Falling For You” off of his “Frequency” EP. “We (him and his siblings) sang in our parents’ church…located east of Atlanta. My father was a pastor.”
Alex said the sibling group traveled all over the country singing their style of Inspirational Soul. The group broke up when his brothers decided to form other careers; one became the president of a college and one a lawyers.
“We each got the call to do other things,” Harris informed me. “I started a Foundation and I travel around the world. The pandemic allowed me time to record music.”
Alex Harris is not only a soulful singer, but a songwriter, arts professor and humanitarian. His music is called New Age Soul – a Soul singer with Gospel roots. His Foundation, Arts Conservatory for Teens (A.C.T.), offers lectures on the importance of preservation of the arts to help develop inspiring and innovative individuals. He has a Bachelors in Psychology/Human Services, a Masters in Theology/Social Work and a Doctorate in Organizational Leadership.
Alex is signed to the Cross the Line Music imprint of music producer Richard Gottehrer (Blondie, The Go Go’s) and Grammy Award winning music producer/songwriter Swagg R’Celious (H.E.R.).
“It’s been quit a journey,” he said about his experiences as a solo artist. “When I do New Age Soul music, to me, it’s…the human Spirituality. We are spiritual beings having a human experience. We adjust to what we believe to be true…trying to fit in.”
Alex’s solo career didn’t just start with this EP. Since leaving the family group he has shared the stage with John Legend, H.E.R., Brandy and Lionel Richie – just to name a few.
“My music is built on the shoulders of Otis Redding, Sam Cooke and Aretha Franklin,” Alex Harris said. “I want to…bring my own experiences to it. We are all connected. I always knew I could sing all different kinds of emotions.”
That diversity of emotions is clear to hear from the New Age Inspirational Soul singer on the single “Falling For You,” which is the EP’s second single release, “Rollin’” being the first.
“I’ve been blessed. We believe in three elements – Faith, Education and Music,” he said about his family. “That’s what drives us.” www.AlexHarrisOfficial.com
SYNDICATED COLUMN: Eunice Moseley, MS, MBA, MPhil has an estimated weekly readership of over ¼ million with The Pulse of Entertainment. She is also a Public Relations Strategist and Business Management Consultant at Freelance Associates, and is Promotions Director (at-large) for The Baltimore Times. www.ThePulseofEntertainment.com. EVENTS: “Uplifting Minds II” Entertainment Conference (ULMII), founded by Eunice in 1999, is into its 21st year. Next events are coming to Los Angeles Saturday, November 7, 2020 via Zoom Video Conferencing and to Baltimore Saturday April 17, 2021 at Security Square Mall. The ULMII event is a free conference offering an Entertainment Business Panel Q&A Session, a Talent Showcase and Talent Competition (vocal, songwriting, dance and acting) where aspiring artists have a chance to receive over $15,000 valued in prizes/product/services. Log onto www.UpliftingMinds2.com for more information or to RSVP for Zoom Access email [email protected]