Artist: Taylor Ashton (Featuring Rachael Price)
Hometown: Vancouver, Canada & Brooklyn, New York
Album: Romanticize EP
Release Date: February 5, 2021
Label: Signature Sounds
In Their Words: “’Alex’ is a duet between two people living in a house with a bunch of other housemates and a thriving backyard garden. They’re both named Alex and they haven’t admitted their feelings for each other yet, and I don’t know if they ever will. These characters came to me in a dream, although I recognize in them aspects of myself and people from my past, and I imagine their house as some combination of all the ones I’ve lived in or stayed at over the years. Each time I imagine them, things change: they age forwards and backwards, their gender identities shift, and their reasons for keeping their feelings secret change.
“It’s a treat to sing this with the great Rachael Price, who I happen to be married to — we are roommates in a sense, but we definitely don’t have the same name and our feelings for each other are not a secret.” — Taylor Ashton
Photo credit: Shervin Lainez