Matthew Alexa is a Nova Scotia based singer-songwriter with a modern pop-rock edge. He was originally recognized as a drummer in the Canadian music scene and this is his first introduction to the music world as a singer-songwriter. I’ve had the pleasure of collaborating with Alexa on his recent release of his 11 song debut album “Chasing Airplanes” which was released on July 6th through Bandcamp, CD Baby and iTunes.
Alexa first started working with StudioPros in July of 2011 after seeing an ad in Sound on Sound magazine and tried us out for a custom guitar track. After hearing the results of how the guitarist improved his recording, Alexa was hooked for the rest of the album. We continued to piece together his album by replacing guitar parts with our session guitarist coming in and re-tracking his ideas to take it to a more polished level. We then starting adding additional instrumentation step by step: bass, additional guitars, pedal steel, keyboard layers, live strings including violin, cello and viola, backing vocal arrangements to support his lead and eventually the final mixing. Alexa performed all of the drums on his album, which was a great way to put his mark on his record to establish his sound. (more…)