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Alex Smith

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  1. 1.
    Hose
    2:470:30
  2. 2.
    Fear of Missing Out (F.O.M.O)
    3:340:30
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    Load It Up
    3:500:30
  4. 4.
    Don't Stop
    3:280:30
  5. 5.
    Missing You Kind of Night
    4:370:30
As a pitcher on his high-school team, Alex Smith could have gone on to play baseball in college. There was just one problem in his view: he didn't throw hard enough to land a spot at a top university.
So instead of hoping for strike-outs, he decided to turn things around and pursue hits – far from the baseball diamond. Concertgoers who have seen the personable 26-year-old command a stage, or watched his inventive videos of acoustic renditions of everything from Red Hot Chili Peppers to A Thousand Horses, already have a sense that he made the right call. For those who have heard the songs on his remarkable debut EP, Fear of Missing Out, including its crowd-rousing first single, the live-for-the-moment anthem, "Load It Up," it's obvious he has scored the first of many grand slams to come.
"When we first came out with 'Load It Up,' I was still in Louisiana," the singer-songwriter recalls. "I'm friends with a bunch of the bar owners there and I was at a bar that was packed. They played my song during the middle of a DJ's set and I just went super-awkward! What do you do when your own song is on? You can't really sing along to it. But everybody else around me was so excited that it was on. They all reacted really well to it. But it was really just strange to me, with people enjoying it not knowing who I am. Now, every Saturday night at that bar, it's their closing song at the end of the night. It has definitely grown."<br>

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