Stefan Alexander is a NYC-based queer pop singer-songwriter, incorporating Joni Mitchell’s earnestness with the smooth stylings of Al Green. Stefan grew up in an artistic household in Northampton, Massachusetts, playing multiple instruments including cello, piano, guitar and mandolin. While attending NYU’s Clive Davis program, he formed a folk band opposite pop singer Phoebe Ryan. In the NYC-folk clubs, Stefan honed his songwriting and vocals, ultimately realizing his strengths as a pop musician. Stefan began collaborating with producers Elliot Jacobson (Verité, Elle King) and Andrew Horowitz (John Legend, Janelle Monae) to discover his sound.
Stefan released his first single “Skeleton” three years ago to critical acclaim from sites like All Things Go, Earmilk, and Indie Shuffle. After charting on HypeMachine the track gained steam on Spotify, with over 1M streams to date. Shortly after the release, Stefan wrestled with a mysterious pain disorder that left him unable to sing and continue his journey. After years of difficult rehabilitation, Stefan is finally able to perform again and hopes his story and songs will inspire others through their own hardships.