Alex Day – Forever Yours
|December 22, 2011||Posted by Alaa Jasim under entertainment|
The last few years we have watched and listened as, without fail, the X-Factor winners have topped the charts before and on Christmas, and I think it’s safe to say that some of us are sick of it. Alex Day, an unsigned 22 year old from London, has decided to do something about it.
Although I know that most of you won’t have even heard of this guy – or rather, not until recently if you were listening to the chart show on Capital FM where he managed to confuse practically every DJ by charting at number 4 – I am, I must admit, a bit of an Alex fan. After having watched his YouTube series entitled ‘Alex reads Twilight’, my liking for his – for lack of a better description – sheer insanity soared, as well as his popularity on YouTube, I would imagine.
Alex is probably best known for his videos on YouTube, and the fact that he lives with popular YouTube video blogger Charlie McDonnell, although he is pretty much first and foremost a musician. I’ll admit, I don’t like much of his music, but this new song Forever Yours is quite catchy, and I will unashamedly admit that I have now got it on my iPod. Having written and recorded this song himself, Alex is trying to get to number 1 on the Christmas charts with it, and with a small army of followers and fans he’s sure to do well, even if he doesn’t quite reach the top spot.
I think that the nicest part of this project is that all of the proceeds made from the song will go to charity, so even if you hate it, why not purchase it anyway? Just the once, in the spirit of Christmas, and you can always delete it later. There are currently about twelve versions of the song on iTunes, and a few on Amazon as well. I certainly think that this is a better way to knock the X-Factor winners off the top spot than the 4 minutes and 33 seconds of silence that constituted the previous attempt to do so. I mean, let’s face it, radio stations aren’t going to play almost five minutes of silence – that’s not why we listen to the radio, is it?
You can check out the song here, and you can find different variations to listen to on YouTube. The songs are only available until Christmas day, so if you like it, be sure to buy it before then! He’s done pretty well to get this far, and it’ll be interesting to see how far he gets, so listen to the chart show on Sunday to see if he makes it.
What do you think? Should we support Alex on his venture to get to number one on Christmas day?