[dropcap]S[/dropcap]words, Harps and the smooth vocals of Alex Boyé, who could ask for more in a song? These things come crashing together in Alex’s new video, “Still Breathing.” The song’s message is tailored to those who have faced, or have family members who have felt the debilitating effects of mental illness. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, approximately 1 in 5 U.S. adults experience mental illness in a given year.
In the video’s description Alex speaks of his own battle with mental health, saying:
“I too have felt the debilitating effects of mental illness. I am in constant battle of finding answers and ways to conquer my own mental issues and the need to protect my mind on a daily basis. We are bombarded on a daily basis by negativity. Learning to care for our minds is more important than ever!!”
Who is Alex?
Alex was raised in London, and began his music career in the UK Boy Band, Awesome. Pulling upon influences from his Nigerian descent, Alex has crafted a African-infused pop sound in his music. He has had a successful solo career which has partnered him with artists like Tim McGraw, Justin Timberlake and the Beach Boys,. You may also remember him from his time with the Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square. In 2015, Alex appeared on the 10th season of America’s Got Talent, but got eliminated in the Judge’ cuts.
Alex’s “Africanized” cover of “Let it Go,” featuring the One Voice Children’s Choir has garnered a whopping 102 million views. Looks like being cut on America’s Got Talent hasn’t slowed him down one bit.