This interview is part of the 10,000 Dawns Finale, which you can read all of (and download!) at this link: http://www.jameswylder.com/home/10000-dawns-the-finale
Alex Rose: Songwriter
Alex Rose is an Indianapolis based musician whose new song “Space Adventure” is 10,000 Dawns new Theme Song! You can hear a sample of the song in front of this week's podcast version of 10kd, or just download the whole thing below!
First off, could you introduce yourself for our readers?
Hi! I'm Alex Rose! I've been playing guitar for 8 years and music is my absolute passion! It's a major part of me and I'm so happy to be able to be involved in this great story! I’m an artist in many forms and I absolutely love creating things. I also love space!
The way you met the author of 10,000 Dawns was pretty interesting from what I hear?
Yea actually! We had met at PopCon in Indianapolis IN in June of 2015! Uh, but, how we became friends consisted of a major dance off between me (a cosplaying starlord) and him (a dancing Doctor!). And the friendship sparked from there!
Tell us about your song, “Space Adventure”, what inspired it? How did you go about writing it?
Space Adventure came to be when I was going through a rough time with friends and relationships. I was being thrown around emotionally, and the song is about me telling myself and others that I can do everything I set my mind to do and what they do doesn't hold me back It was me standing up for myself. It took a long time for me to actually come out and say what it was about, because I was afraid. But I'm so glad I did. And now it's a fan favorite
What themes do you think the song shares with 10kd?
I also feel like it has a strong connections with Graelyn! The song very much portrays a strong independent vibe which is everything I see Graelyn as. I feel like it really commits to the story and I'm so glad that it's the theme song!
What drew you into music?
My dad actually! He was a major influence. He taught me the basics of guitar.
What kind of music do you listen to when you're not writing it? Have a favorite song?
I listen to everything (but country) honestly! And my favorite song changes every week! But right now, it's I Want To Get Better by Bleachers
Like a lot of awesome artists, you do live shows! Where can people see you, and how do you feel about performing in front of people? Do you ever get nervous or are you always pumped?
I love doing live shows! Usually I play at different venues in Indianapolis, most notably being the Hoosier Dome on Prospect St! Sometimes I'm nervous, but most times I'm always pumped to perform! I absolutely love it!
What's the greatest moment you've ever had onstage?
Probably when I sang I Miss You by Blink 182 and people got on stage with me! There's a video of it on the Facebook page, and whenever I watch it I laugh!
What's the most embarrassing moment you've ever had onstage?
The time I forgot my own lyrics half way through a song and had to make it up as I went!!! 0.0
You have an upcoming album, correct? Whats the album like overall?
I do! Overall the album is honestly about my life over the past few years. Some songs are really sad and about personal things or they're about happy stuff and moving on past the sad things, such as space adventure! Expect a good cry.
You're a reader of 10kd, as well as a songwriter. What's your favorite thing about the story?
I CANT chOOOSE
Do you have a favorite 10,000 Dawns character?
What's it like having your song as the theme to a story like this?
It's so shocking honestly! I never thought my music would be taken so seriously!
We have to ask, did you and James Wylder ever consider recording a cover of something from Guardians of the Galaxy together? You don't have to answer but....
Where can our readers find more of your music?
Thank you so much for talking to us Alex, we wish you many more space adventures!
Poet, Playwright, Game Designer, Writer, Freelancer for hire.