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Alex Bochel

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I recorded my first song ever in 8th grade using a Paper Jamz guitar and the drum app on my iPod touch.
I had dreams of being a musician, but for 8 years I did not have the confidence to pursue that path.
When I was a senior studying computer science at Virginia Tech, I realized that I did not have the motivation to become a great computer programmer. Life was too short to spend 40 hours a week doing something that gave me no fulfillment. So I took a year-long job with a non-profit requiring me to live out of my car and travel to a new location every three days. Through my solo journey of the northeast United States, I fell in love with chaotic blizzards in Vermont and frozen lakes in Maine. As the miles added up, I learned to produce electronic music with my white headphones, string of lights, and a new backdrop every week for company.
After my job ended in May of 2020, I made the decision to do music full-time. There was no backup plan. I believe humans must be “doers” and not “hearers only”. If we don’t dive headfirst into the things that give us meaning, we deceive ourselves into settling for less. That is why I write music. I want to be a doer, and I want to connect with my audience in a way beyond creating emotions and feelings. I want to create action. I want someone to hear the bird sounds in my songs and go on a hike. I want someone to hear the ice cracking in my song about loss and go after something they love and fear losing.

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