Originally appeared on LA Weekly.
The newest single from Alexander Vincent, né Alex Tanas, features only seven words: “I know I’ve got to free myself.” Those lyrics, coupled with thunderous percussion, make it his mission statement. As a solo artist, he seeks liberation.
“Free Myself” is just a sample of the majesty of Alexander Vincent, embracing vulnerabilities within himself and connecting him to the rest of humanity. The few words it comprises prove to be the most straightforward examination of the song; the production leads you deeper. Both beg for emotional self-absolution.