“We’re caught in the middle of lovers and strangers”
After slating different online digital interviews and even performing live at the recent MYX Awards 2020, Los Angeles-based singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, Alexander 23 released another great single for the world again! Kicked-off with bare-bones guitar line and his sultry vocals, he sings about receiving a surprising phone call—one where “no words came out” on the other end, despite the deep bond the two once shared.
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‘Caught in the Middle‘ is a relatable track that will make you reminisce about the pain of experiencing an unrequited relationship— of knowing and not knowing one another. Simply put, it is a spare but upbeat song about drifting apart from a former lover.
“’Caught in the Middle’ is about the uncomfortable familiarity I have with someone I was once in a relationship with. It’s strange to know someone’s deepest, darkest secrets, but not be up to date on their daily setbacks and triumphs—to truly be in between ‘lovers’ and ‘strangers.'” says Alexander of the follow-up to the infectious “IDK You Yet,” which has garnered nearly 100 million global streams (39 million in the U.S. alone) since its release in May.
In case you haven’t heard it yet, give it a listen below!
The swirling flutes and plush vocal harmonies swooping in and out reflect the thoughts rushing through Alexander’s head. Moreover, we bet that this wistful yet immediate track reflects a busy 2020 for the emerging artist, who has put out singles including the skittery “I Hate You So Much” and the synth-heavy “Loving You Gets Hard“.
In case you didn’t know yet, his viral track, “IDK You Yet” blew up on the video-sharing site TikTok and landed the Chicago native in the top 10 of Rolling Stone‘s Breakthrough 25 chart. He’s spending this year working on even more new music. He has recently told Rolling Stone that he’s also been cooking a lot and learning to DJ during self-isolation.
We cannot deny that Alexander 23 has a lot of great tracks that he’s preparing for us! For now, let’s keep on streaming his latest track on Spotify too!
What do you think about his newly-released track ‘Caught in the Middle’?