Alex Gardner‘s first single, “I’m Not Mad” managed to chart at #44 on the UK charts, which isn’t bad. The song is fairly good, but there’s something about it that seems forced and unnatural. It’s a good song, just not amazing.
A while back Alex posted some acoustic versions of a song called “There Goes My Heart” which I think is far superior to “I’m Not Mad”. “There Goes My Heart” has a killer chorus and is super catchy. I constantly find myself singing the chorus.Â Alex is a singer-songwriter, and I think he should stick to the less produced, more singer-songwriter/acoustic sound; it comes across as more natural and authentic.Â Alex has a particular voice and phrasing, which may put some people off, but I quite enjoy the song. I prefer the first video as it is more polished, but in the live performance on the second clip, Alex holds his own and proves he has a good (not amazing) voice.
And another live performance: