Alexander Biggs has shared a new song and video, both glowing with tremendous tenderness. Consequence of Sound premiered “Miserable” writing “As drums lightly pound and Biggs works his guitar like Sufjan Stevens in his quieter moments, the track finds a resting peace in the refrain, “Do I make you miserable?” The topic itself may be sad, but just as with the message tucked within the words, there’s hope laced throughout the music.” Alongside the new music, the Australian up-and-comer has announced his first visit to the United States, including a support slot for Gretta Ray in Los Angeles at The Hotel Cafe on September 30. Full list of dates is below.
Alexander Biggs makes softly devastating indie music that hooks ears and breaks hearts. The 25-year-old songwriter has supported top tier talent including Julien Baker, Frightened Rabbit & Evan Dando (The Lemonheads), received tastemaker support from folks at triple j, BBC Radio 1 and KCRW, and independently amassed over 6 million streams on Spotify. His distinctly gentle vocals, stinging lyricism, melodic ingenuity and evocative acoustic arrangements so effectively encapsulate the ambiguous pain of early adulthood — loneliness, lostness and nostalgia for a more carefree time. More music to be released this fall.
Biggs offered profound empathy in his story behind the song: “Miserable is a realisation that our own sadness can impact the ones around us. When I wrote it, it was almost like a soft plea — Am I weighing you down? Is my hurt hurting you? What are we going to do?— It was a consoling and an explanation, a conversation and a statement — a deep sigh and a head on the shoulder. It was like a long timeline happening all at once. There was misery and joy and it was synchronous and fluid.
I hope this song can speak to anyone who’s ever felt like they’re getting used to the boiling water, felt calloused and tough when they were trying to be soft, or anyone that’s ever found themselves asking the same question — Do I make you miserable?”
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