Never say never. A lifelong dream is coming to fruition right before our eyes for Jon Alkalay, Austin’s latest up and coming indie musician who’s spinning an eclectic mix of dance-pop that’s destined for the best playlists and club mixes around the country. Fresh off his first single and music video for “Putting Myself First” and now readying his debut full-length, this is an artist on the precipice of explosion.
Born in Brazil and transplanted to the musical hotbed of Austin, Texas, Alkalay brought his international influences to America in hopes of carving out his own niche in the music business. Discouraged but not defeated by the collapse of the industry in 2003 brought on by internet piracy and downloading, his dream was put on ice for the next decade. Now revived and revitalized, his fiery passion for songwriting is back with a vengeance, coming to life through “Putting Myself First.”
After hitting YouTube in early November 2013, Alkalay’s debut single immediately started racking up thousands of views from dance and electronica fans from around the globe. Influenced by a versatile range of artists such as Zedd, Pet Shop Boys, Depeche Mode, Madonna, Adam Lambert, David Guetta and many others, his inspiration and affinity for crafting an infectious, memorable hit leaves an immediate, lasting impression on the listener.
Alkalay is now busy in the studio – writing, producing and putting the finishing touches on his debut album which is planned for release in late 2013 or early 2014. With designs on promoting the record at clubs around the country, “Putting Myself First” is just the fuse that’s lit the beginning of a promising young career.
The music video for “Putting Myself First” is streaming on YouTube now, and fans can download the single via iTunes or Amazon. Connect with him on Facebook or Twitter to stay updated on all of the latest music and keep your eyes peeled for his debut full-length album coming soon.
“Putting Myself First” music video: http://youtu.be/QrpTzAoKVo4