"Butterfly" Out Everywhere
Ilja Alexander, London-based. Always musically gifted, Ilja studied the piano and developed a consummate skill in playing and performing. His true passion to be an artist/songwriter was birthed during his childhood. His debut single was released in 2007 in The Netherlands and became increasingly popular in Indonesia, which lead to his 2nd single becoming a #1 radio chart in Indonesia. As a result, his social media following started to increase tremendously to over 60,000 followers during this time. In 2010, he was then approached by various management teams in The Netherlands, Tokyo and Jakarta. Ilja’s worldwide impressions led him to release his debut solo project “Hold On To Her” which went on to great success, which resulted in successful touring in Japan, Indonesia and Asia as a whole. Originally from Amsterdam, Ilja recently formed his band in London and joined forces with The Playground (London based label, PR, marketing firm).
Ilja is now embarking on his next solo project “Nature’, which has paired with his good friends and internationally successful producer/songwriters Curtis Richardson and Adien Lewis. Curtis Richardson has written and/or produced with a multi-platinum artist roster that includes Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna, Joss Stone, John Legend, David Guetta, Hardwell, Tiesto, SHINee, Taemin, Kumi Koda, to name a few. Adien Lewis has written and/or produced for BTS's single Inner Child on their latest album, Taemin, SHINee, Girls Generation and NCT Dream. Moreover, Ilja brought in UK engineer Matt Wiggins (Adele, U2, Foster The People, James Bay, and more) and mastering engineer Randy Merrill (Taylor Swift, Liam Gallagher, Lady Gaga, and more) to engineer his album. With this new creative collaboration Ilja looks to make a global impact by bridging the East with the West.
Ilja’s main inspiration in composing this body of work was to connect with the soul and hearts of his audience. These songs weave a tapestry of love, life, heartache, hope, redemption and enlightenment. “Nature” the mini-album is a truly musical fusion of pop, alternative rock, urban, and dance elements. It is Ilja’s most ambitious effort that will surely ignite new interest and more fans to his truly unique blend and sound. His first singles “Someday” and “I’ll Wait”, as well as his follow-ups “Butterfly” as well as “Berlin”, create symphonic imprint that will surely stand the test of time. Remember the name, Ilja will soon become synonymous with the word “Nature”.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
"He creates a gorgeous world where exhilarating and unaffected production choices allow him to focus in on the heart of his music, rather than on following some staid rhythmic blueprint. It’s (Butterfly) an uplifting and reassuring mini pop orchestra that’ll leave you dizzy and anxious to embrace its contours again as soon as possible. "
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