"Southey's alternative folk... sets the bar for divergent Canadian folk in a new era."
- The Littlest Voice
"He has created his own distinct sound and music... An [indie musician] who demands your attention.
- Aaron Badgley of Spill Magazine
"He can pull off singing softly, similar to Bahamas or Sufjan Stevens, but can also belt beautifully (which I never hear those artists do)..."
- The Soundtrack
Important Update Re: #DayLikeItsNightTour for Mental Health
June 16, 2020
As of 20 minutes ago I deposited the last of the donations into the CAMH donations page.
To everyone who donated, thank you. Some of you couldn’t come out to the shows you bought tickets for due to COVID, but that you were willing to support this and me and the other musicians on the tour means a lot.
The fact that I get to write this post and celebrate that we all reached that milestone is huge. If possible, I’d love to continue the #DayLikeItsNightTour for mental health after the pandemic is over. Did I ever think I’d write THAT sentence? No.
Hopefully iconic places like the @horseshoetavern will still have me and the other talented musician who were on the show’s bill so we can get the ending to the tour we all wanted. It may be some ways away. If it’s in early 2021, it’ll mean the tour ends approximately a year after it began. Yeah.
Thank you everyone and I hope that although this isn’t as topical as it was many months ago, it provides a little good news in your daily feed of bad news.
Alex Southey Interviewed for "Toronto Covers Toronto"
June 1, 2020
A big thank you to #TorontoCoversToronto for the opportunity to perform and share my thoughts about songwriting, as well as for championing the Toronto music community as a whole. Finally, playing "Silver Civic" by Charlotte Cornfield was a dream.
You can view the interview HERE.
"Don't" is now available EVERYWHERE
June 1, 2020
The single has finally been released on all streaming platforms. A big thanks to Spill Magazine for taking on the original private stream for a few days before letting the song out completely.
MERCH IN THE SHOP!
May 24, 2020
All of the designs you see available were made by visual artist Felicia Wetterlin.
The price is as such because it costs a lot of money to create merchandise! For every purchase made, Southey and Wetterlin receive a logical percentage each.
Southey Streams Every Day at Noon (EST) Starting Monday, May 25
May 24, 2020
Starting May 25, 2020, I will be playing a half an hour livestreamed show from my bedroom every week day at 12 noon (EST). Look out!
Alex Southey Announces Release of New Single, "Don't", out June 1, 2020.
May 19, 2020
Check it out when it becomes available! Scroll up!
Alex Southey Starts on Follow-Up to You're Not Just A Body to Me, called ...And the Country Stirred
April 26, 2020
Just a heads up I am officially in the midst of making demos for my follow-up to You're Not Just A Body to Me.
It will be called ...And the Country Stirred. John Critchley (Dan Mangan) will engineer and produce. Felicia Wetterlin is doing the artwork. Kenny Feinstein of Water Tower will provide violin and some other instruments (maybe).
First single out in two or three months (depending on COVID-19 stuff).
Alex Southey Performs a Livestream for The Soundtrack
April 20, 2020
Hey all! I'll be performing in two days, April 28, at 9pm, for the Soundtrack.
Head to my Instagram to see more. Find it above!
#DayLikeItsNightTour Postponed Indefinitely Due to Corona Virus
March 20, 2020
Sorry everyone! It's unfortunate. I had an amazing time. So did Pickford, Phillip Vonesh, and others. We'll pick up where we left off soon.