Abraham Alexander Shares Video For "Stay"

Abraham Alexander’s music is filled with a joyful passion and irrepressible spirit, radiating undeniable hope while his lyrics speak to his pain and trauma and life-changing loss. He was born in Greece to parents of Nigerian descent and moved to Fort Worth, Texas with his family who were determined to escape the racial tensions they faced in Athens. After first playing around on his father’s guitar at a young age, he fully committed to teaching himself the instrument several years ago after a college soccer injury ended his athletic career. He soon started writing songs of his own and sang backing vocals on fellow Fort Worth musician and friend Leon Bridges’ critically acclaimed debut album Coming Home.

Alexander just released the video for “Stay,” the second single from his upcoming self-titled debut release due September 13 via Mahogany. 

“’Stay’ is about loving two places. Choosing between two desires and not knowing where the journey would lead but being confident enough to just walk through a door I felt was right,” notes Alexander. “We filmed the video in the pool at my family’s recently-sold house. It perfectly embodied the emotion behind the song… It’s heartbreaking leaving somewhere that so many memories were created but we look forward to painting new ones.”

Alexander has also announced his first North American tour, opening for Benjamin Francis Leftwich. See dates below:

Aug 25 Austin, TX – South Congress Hotel – Treehouse Sessions

Sep 03 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom +

Sep 04 Philadelphia, PA – World Cafe Live +

Sep 05 Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall +

Sep 06 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle +

Sep 09 Nashville, TN – Basement East +

Sep 11 Atlanta, GA – Vinyl at Center Stage +

Sep 12 New Orleans, LA – Gasa Gasa +

Sep 13 Houston, TX – Continental Club +

Sep 14 Fort Worth, TX – Amon Carter Museum of American Art – Fifth Annual Party on the Porch

Sep 15 Austin, TX – Barracuda +

Sep 17 Phoenix, AZ – Valley Bar +

Sep 18 San Diego, CA – The Irenic +

Sep 20 Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour +

Sep 21 Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room +

Sep 22 San Francisco, CA – Rickshaw Stop + 

Sep 25 Portland, OR – The Old Church Concert Hall +

Sep 27 Seattle, WA – Columbia City Theater +

Sep 28 Vancouver, BC – Imperial + Sep 30 Canmore, AB – Communitea Cafe +

Oct 01 Canmore, AB – Communitea Cafe +

Oct 03 Edmonton, AB – Station on Jasper +

Oct 05 Calgary, AB – The Palomino Smokehouse +

Oct 06 Saskatoon, SK – Capitol Music Club +

Oct 08 Winnipeg, MB – The Park Theatre +Oct 09 Minneapolis, MN – 7th St Entry +

Oct 10 Chicago, IL – Sleeping Village +

Oct 12 Columbus, OH – Donatos Basemen +

Oct 15 Waterloo, ON – Maxwell’s +

Oct 16 Toronto, ON – Mod Club Theatre +

Oct 17 Montreal, QC – Campus Montreal +

Oct 18 Boston, MA – Sonia Live Music Venue +

Oct 23 New York, NY – Rockwood Music Hall+

+notes dates with Benjamin Francis Leftwich