Malaysian artist alextbh recently debuted his EP The Chase and his music video for his single "Moments".
Proudly queer, the Kuala Lumpur native is an anomaly among a highly conservative Malaysian society where the government has outwardly condemned the LGBTQ community. For Alex, music is not only an outlet for resistance but a platform to incite change.
"Moments" is a bold display of alextbh's ability to merge modern R&B with an underlying pop sensibility that is equally inventive as it is brazenly raw. Speaking on the track, Alex notes, "The prelude to the next chapter of my story, 'Moments' explores the strained duality arising from being bruised in the aftermath of a broken romance and attempting to avoid channeling that negative energy into the next one (though not always succeeding). It's a vicious cycle, but one easy to fall into; this song uncovers that dilemma."
"meet alextbh, Malaysia's first queer pop star" - i-D
"...R&B-inflected, adventurous pop music. His songs are smart, left-of-center, and explicitly honest" - PAPER
"breaking barriers with his adventurous pop music." - V Magazine
"his music is not only an outlet for him to express himself, but also a platform to promote equality and fight for change." - Bustle
"a rising star with a voice to make change." - The Line of Best Fit
"vocals-heavy R&B...tackles the complexities of love versus lust" - Flaunt
"alextbh lovingly crafts bedroom R&B-pop with just the slightest edge of gentle melancholy" - Billboard
"sounds soaked in freedom. We’re talking warm weather R&B-tinged pop, inflected with funk" - Wonderland
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