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Alex Southey (he/him) is a singer-songwriter based in Toronto/Tkaronto, Canada.


Southey began as a solo acoustic artist in 2019. With each subsequent release (2019's winter folk Christmastown LP, the 2020 bells-and-whistles follow-up You're Not Just A Body to Me LP, the 2021 simultaneously weighty and spry ...And the Country Stirred, its 2022 idiosyncratic, glitchy little brother My Nights On the Island EP, and finally with 2023's explosive, emotive Common Fantasies EP, Southey has developed an increasingly passionate fanbase, along with positive recognition, play, and or coverage from Domionated, Exclaim!, CBC Radio, Canadian Beats, Tinnitist, Sound Cafe, CHCH Morning Show, and a slew of Canadian college radio stations.

In late January 2024, Southey performed and participated as a co-panelist at Stouffville's Wintersong Music Festival.

Southey released a single entitled, "I Think I Smell a Melody", on Thursday, November 23, 2023 in tandem with the release of an appearance as a guest on the Canadian-music-based podcast 20 or 20 by Dominionated.

On February 6, 2024 Southey spoke to CBC journalist Reid Southwick about Spotify, streaming, and the music industry as a whole.

On February 8, 2024 he plans to release is third and final single "God's Green Earth" from the upcoming full length LP Entertainers Bring May Flowers, out May 16, 2024. He released the artwork Monday, February 5, featuring a painting by his mother Lianna Southey.

From November, 2019 to Spring 2024 Southey ran an open mic and songwriter's hangout in the back room of the Toronto's Imperial Pub, just off of Dundas Square. It ran every(ish) Tuesday, 8:30pm to 12 or 1am.


Southey is a (reluctant) moderator of the /r/TorontoMusic subreddit.

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