Lifeline blends a slick, beat-driven Alt RnB verse with a stadium-sized rock chorus hook and is the fourth release in a run of 2020 singles on Saint In The City Records from the young Mexican-American singer-songwriter. His debut EP will drop at the end of August.
“Lifeline was the first track where I began to open up different sonic production possibilities,” explains O’aiza. “I wanted this track to feel familiar to my preceding work, but different at the same time. We work fast in the studio, writing lyrics are they come and editing and refining the music in the moment. It became a song about the thoughts I was having during a date I had around that time. While my date ended up being great overall, she and I found out that we were not in the best moment of our lives and perhaps dating each other is not the brightest idea. I was frustrated as there was a lot of chemistry between us, but the timing was just off. “Maybe we don’t have to be alone? Maybe we can figure out together?” are some of the thoughts that were running through my head – and those are feelings that anyone can relate to.”
Alex O’aiza hails from Dallas, Texas with songs that are led by poetic lyrics exploring the Gen Z experience, socio-political issues and complex relationships in a fast-changing world. In 2020 he’s already been playlisted on KXT Texas, Idobi Radio, Alt 103.7 FM and XS Manchester Radio and acclaimed by tastemakers at Alt Press, XS Noize, Central Track and Stereoboard, who all praised O’aiza’s combo of super-catchy hooks and indie-electro beats.