Alex Hosking

DMCWORLD checks in with the incredibly talented Australian singer/songwriter currently flying high in the charts with her music. Alex first launched her musical career on X Factor Australia, since then Alex’s passion for music and songwriting has grown incredibly and her latest success of her track is a testament to that. Cementing Alex as a global player, she has also released songs in 2020 with New Zealand’s QUIX (DIM MAK), Dutch DJs Bart B More and De Hofnar as well as past releases with Lucas and Steve, Zonderling and Moguai…

Hey Alex, thanks for speaking with us! how are you today?

How’s it going! Thanks for having me! 

Congratulations on the success of ‘Fake Friends’ how did it feel to hear your track on the radio?

I can’t even begin to explain the feeling of it! It truly is the best feeling. I was coming out of Heathrow airport when I heard it on the radio for the first time and it was just the most surreal feeling ever. 

How long have you been writing music and singing for?

Honestly, since I can remember I have a very musical family so my parents would be in choir practice for church and I would tag along being all of 4 or 5 and I remember singing along and just loving it. The first song I wrote I was in year 2 and it was about being true to yourself, soon after that my uncle bought his old recording equipment round and i was filling up tapes with ideas! 

How did the collaboration come around for you and PS1?

I wrote the song 3 years ago on a songwriting camp! Believe it or not, it was actually a slow jam song, really pop! We all loved the song and it was sent around to a lot of artists but no one ended up taking it so it sort of got forgotten about, fast forward 3 years later and Mark Alston the producer I wrote it with sent it to PS1 and it was turned into a UK dance banger which I just LOVE! 

What was it like working alongside PS1?

It has been such a great time! We have done most work via Facetime and WhatsApp as he lives in NYC and I live out of a suitcase traveling around all the time. When COVID hit,it made it even harder but just before COVID we were able to meet in LA which was awesome! I was there working on a film score and he called me and asked if he could change a few words in the song (a few too many swear words) I said sure but knew I was flying out in a couple of days time so was wondering when this would happen. The next day Pete (PS1) and Mark Alston had flown into LA from NYC with the exact same microphone I had used to record Fake Friends 3 years prior! It was so much fun and kind of hilarious as we only ended up recording 1 new word. But it was great to just chill, write more music and we all went out for dinner at Roscoes Chicken and Waffle house where we got our meal for free which was funny because we sang for the table next to us!

Who else would you like to collaborate with in the future?

Sam Feldt’s I love his music so much and how happy it makes you feel when it’s on! I think he is an awesome artist! 

What is your favourite type of music to create/ sing too?

Happy music! I love to dance and be silly so anything with a beat and makes you laugh! I think is the best type of music!! 

Can we look forward to any more releases from you this year?

Yes, lots which is exciting! My next song is Playing Up and is out now. I hope you love it as much as I do!