Alex McArtor är en 17-årig sångerska från Texas i USA. I fjol släppte sångerskan två EP; Spoken Word samt Heart Talk Vol. I och fick bra med strömningar på de olika musiktjänsterna.
Nu är det 2020 och Alex är aktuell med den drömliknande och Lana Del Rey-doftande singeln Biggest fan. En låt om den ibland något naiva inställning till artister, där vi gör dem till någon form av högre makt.
“Biggest fan was one of the first songs that I ever wrote. I wrote it back when I was 15 years old and very much at the age of when you’re riding the wave of naivety, at the height of your fantasy and romanticism for new experiences and young love…basically the eclipse of the age of innocence. I grew up going to music festivals and concerts, which was very much a part of the culture of my youth. We looked at the people on stages as if they were immortal, totally entranced by their music and persona, as if they were singing just for us. The song Superstar by The Carpenters heavily inspired me when I wrote Biggest fan, as well as an experience that I had this one time at a concert… I wanted to write a song that expressed the idea that sometimes people, or things, are better left untouched for the sake of not killing the magic, or the fantasy that surrounds them…the mystery of the unknown. Now, when I close my eyes and hear this song, it takes me back to when everything was new…before reality creeped in. I guess you could say this song is a departure from naivety and youthful romanticism to the ultimate understanding and bitter sweetness of reality.”