Perfect Gift from Alex as he releases his debut EP

Alex Watts performing his Perfect Gift Christmas single
Alex Watts performing his Perfect Gift Christmas single
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An ex-Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School pupil looks set for stardom as he has released his debut solo EP record.

Alex Watts, originally from Tattershall, released his debut EP Fibre Optic worldwide on iTunes and Amazon on Monday.

The 23-year-old self-produced his first solo offering and the four track EP incorporates elements of acoustic, folk and rock music.

The EP embraces emotions of long-distance romance in the modern age and the youngster’s recent adjustments to urban life in London where he works as a performing arts technician.

Fibre Optic took almost a year to complete as Alex has composed, performed, recorded, mixed and mastered each of the four tracks.

The range of sounds across the four tracks includes intertwining, fingerpicked and slide steel-string guitar, tapping of the strings, dynamic chord progressions, impassioned vocals, smooth harmonica and organ accompaniments and dramatic outbursts from electric guitar and percussion.

“I wanted the songs to be honesty, lyrically and musically, and to give me a chance to explore a variety of sounds,” Alex said.

Alex is also making an appearance on Barnardo’s Alternative Christmas release for 2013 with his song Perfect Gift.

This is Alex’s second appearance on the charity album and is featured alongside Horncastle artist Elliott Morris.