We had the good fortune of connecting with Alexander Walk and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Alexander, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
I think being an artist and pursuing making art as a career is by itself a giant risk. There’s so little stability, especially compared to a regular 9 to 5 job where there’s more of a schedule and a mapped out plan. I knew from a young age that I had to be ok with putting myself out there and be able to deal with plenty of people telling me that what I was doing wasn’t viable. There is definitely an excitement with risk when you put yourself on the line and succeed but of course there’s also plenty of times where you fail. I think the most important thing is to not let one risky choice that went badly prevent you from ever taking one again.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
Musically, I love experimenting with different sounds and genres. I move to new ideas very quickly and I think my music reflects that. It took me a while to come up with a quick elevator pitch to describe my sound but I think I’ve settled on “genreless singer/songwriter”. I try to write music that is honest and raw, which is something I think I carry over from my acting. Being vulnerable in art is not always easy but I want to strive to be as open as I can in my work.

Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I’m from NYC and anybody who knows me knows how much I love my city. There’s so much you could do in a week in New York but if I had to narrow it down to a few things I think I would first take them to Hex & Co. which is an amazing board game cafe where you can play as long as you want. There’s also a great pizza spot near there called “Mama’s Too!” which is probably my all time favorite pizza. They’ve got Sicilian slices that you can drizzle with this spicy honey they make which is absolutely insane. Besides that, I would go to the High Line, DUMBO and Forest Hills in Queens. I would also get hotpot in Chinatown and go see a show at the National Black Theater in Harlem.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I definitely have to shoutout my mom for all the support and help she has given me as I’ve gotten older and started to pursue my art more seriously. I also wanna thank all of the lovely teachers I had at LaGuardia High School for their guidance and encouragement. Lastly, gotta shoutout all of my friends that have been keeping me sane. I think I really learned this past year how much I rely on my friends and how happy they make me.

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alexanderwalk1/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AlexanderrrWalk

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQu1Z3ZvyogHSUrGpyijSHw

Other: Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/6BmMvQwRgOH55mMXyXeeLO?si=irOUzaw2T8ilvJqMpttDvg&dl_branch=1 Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/alexanderwalk Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/us/artist/alexander-walk/1576563165 Bandcamp: https://alexanderwalk.bandcamp.com/releases

Image Credits
Sarah Seymour Mac Lynch

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