Brit nominated Alex Clare, whose enormous global hit “Too Close” has sold over 5 million copies around the world while his hugely acclaimed debut album “The Lateness Of The Hour” shifted over half a million, marks his much anticipated return with the release on July 21st of his powerful new Island single “War Rages On”. The single received its first play on the Zane Lowe show. Clare, who also featured on two singles from Rudimental’s hugely successful and acclaimed Home album, is one of the UK’s biggest international success stories and his forthcoming album Three Hearts Beating, released later this year, promises to cement his reputation as one of the UK’s most unique and potent talents.
Fans will have a chance to hear the new album when Alex and band return to play a special live show in June, details to be announced, headline the V Festival and play a major London show at Shepherd’s Bush Empire on Monday November 10th.
Just over a year ago Alex was in between albums and taking stock of his career when he received a series of emails from Microsoft asking if they could use “Too Close” in a global advertising campaign. Eventually he agreed and since then the success of the single and album has been astonishing for an album and single which, on initial release, had garnered fantastic reviews and all round acclaim but struggled in terms of sales and chart positions. Show-stopping performances at Coachella as well as sell-out US and European tours accompanied high chart positions in major territories with Alex scoring a number one Platinum certified single in Germany, a number 8 Gold certified album (# 1 on iTunes) as well as double platinum status for “Too Close” in the US (2.8 million singles) and peaking at number 7 on the Billboard 100 (#4 on iTunes). Further success has been enjoyed in Canada (double platinum), Austria (platinum), France # 3 iTunes and Switzerland (platinum).