American made, Australian raised, Alexander Pappas reimagines Inspirational music with his unique infusion of Alt-Rock and Pop influences.
Growing up in the small town of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho Pappas drew inspiration from pioneering bands The Killers, Switchfoot and The 1975. His pursuit of music eventually led him to Sydney, Australia where he served at Hillsong Church and gained renown as, co-frontman of twice GRAMMY nominated Hillsong Young & Free. During his tenure, Pappas led some of the biggest cries of praise and worship for the next generation, penning iconic, genre-defining youth anthems such as “Alive,” “Wake,” “Real Love,” and “Echo (Elevation Worship),” songs that have literally changed the world.
Poised for the release of his debut solo project, Pappas’ approach feels edgy, energetic and nostalgic. The music is sometimes warm and upbeat, something you can road trip to; and sometimes like a rainy day where you’re pouring your heart out. Pappas notes, “there are songs of worship, and songs of heartbreak; these are the songs in the middle, of the now and not yet.”
Abby got to catch up with Alex about his latest EP “American Dream” as well as what it was like working with Riley Clemmons and what his next project is. Listen to the interview below.