Alex Siegel – Still Waiting
"Still Waiting" is a laid-back and sunny song that was inspired by a tragic story from a book "Musashi" by Eiji Yoshikawa. Alex Siegel:
"The book is about a samurai in feudal Japan. In the story the main character has a childhood friend who falls in love with him, but he never returns her love because he is so committed to mastering the Way of the Sword. Throughout the book she believes they are meant to be together, but it never happens. That situation inspired the lyrics and feeling of "Still Waiting."
Musically it's me having fun at home in my studio, playing each instrument and layering them, having fun with my new tape machine. I think I started with the guitar, then added drums and bass, then vocals and keys. I left it pretty organic and didn't want to "produce" it too much, so it almost has this Jack Johnson vibe happening haha."
Alex's music started getting attention from the audience on Spotify and being added to various user playlists, which, in turn, reached the attention of their editorial team, leading to millions of streams.Alex Siegel:
"Looking back, that moment was really validating for me. It gave me courage to keep going, and it was like an echo from the universe saying yeah, you're on the right track. I do think you need to find that green light inside yourself first, but it feels really meaningful to see your music reach a wider audience. Now I just want to have fun with it and make the best music I can make while continuing to grow as a person, a musician, producer and songwriter."
Listen to "Still Waiting" and revisit the gentle "Hollow Threats" by Alex Siegel & The Westerns.