Essentially Pop Magazine called New York based pop singer/songwriter David Kui D’Alessio an “artist in a class of his own.” Understanding his background we see why: This Hawaiian-born, Arizona-raised, now-Manhattanite crafts material as absorbing, diverse and appealing as his history. Since releasing his debut album Songs to Undress Your Ego in 2007, he’s toured extensively including opening shows for Colbie Caillat, Brett Dennen, Missy Higgins and Lifehouse. Drawing accolades like “the Jason Mraz of the Southwest,” and a “tenor reminiscent of Duncan Sheik,” D’Alessio continued to expand his range with Some Girls (2014), a feast of acoustic pop that rose to number 68 on itunes charts. His 2021 full-embrace of electropop This Far Apart was named among Music Connection Magazine’s top 25 reviews. And we see why: the album’s infectious, uptempo single “Before Tonight” rose to #2 on Indie Internet radio all on its own accord.
Closing the cycle between projects, D’Alessio followed up in 2022 with the critic’s song-of-the-summer, “Nowhere Else I Wanna Be.” The song was called “The absolute essence of summer” and “three and half minutes of sunshine,” and again marked a new page in D’Alessio’s expanding repertoire. This April brings the release of a 2-track teaser “Home,” with two exquisitely-crafted, but radically different songs. “Home,” a reflective ballad and “I Dare You,” a rise-against rocker, come from points in our emotional landscape so diverse that it begs us to ask what ground he might be exploring in between. A longer, extended project is plan for the Fall of 2023.
The title “Home” is also appropriate for D’Alessio’s music career, which is now represented by Current Music Artists in Los Angeles. CMA is working exclusively with D’Alessio’s latest material for synchronization and licensing. D’Alessio has previously seen his standout track from 2014's Some Girls “Throw Yourself in Front of It” licensed by Amazon Web Services and heard as a “hold song” on American Shield, Turbo Tax, Priceline, funneling listeners from around the world. His holiday song “I Love this Time of Year,” sung by Devyn Rush, has been placed in numerous Hallmark, Freeform and NBC films and shows.
Of his continued exploration into the world of pop D’Alessio muses “Why should we expect less from artists than to express everything they feel at any given time, and in unique ways? We go through all kinds of experiences, and art ideally should provide a space for us to share a wide palette of the human experience. That to me is the reason to be a musician andartist. The freedom to feel and express every emotion without reservation.”