British actor turned pop singer Alexander James (AJ) Rodriguez has dropped his first single ‘My Crew’ produced by hit makers Laney Stewart, who has sold over 50 million records producing, writing, and publishing artists such as Chris Brown, Alessia Cara, and Madonna to name a few, and writers Alex Jacke, who has written for various artist’s including Jason Derulo, Madison Beer, Kehlani and Kanye West, and Liz Rodriguez (Viva! Makossa Magic).
The song, which has already reached over 18,000 views on YouTube, was recorded in North Hollywood, California just ahead of the tweens thirteenth birthday.
British actor turned pop singer ‘Alexander James Rodriguez’ writes his insanely sweet and catchy first single ‘My Crew’ with Jason Derula, Kanye West and Madonna hitmakers during Covid-19 – New Music Times UK
Like most teenagers, friendships go along way for Alexander, who chose to write his first record during COVID-19 about his closest friends, who have been with him since day one since living in America. Having moved from Spain to London to Los Angeles when he was a toddler, all friendships great and small are important.
“It’s been a tough year for everyone, everywhere, so I wanted to sing songs that people could relate to and sing together whatever they were doing,” said, Alexander. “For me, My Crew is a fun song to celebrate my friends who have stuck with me through thick and thin. We all need a good crew around us, especially in times like these, and I am grateful to have mine since day one. I really hope people enjoy the record and vibe along with each other.”
After much postponement, due to the pandemic, Alexander recorded the three records at age twelve with one song consecutively being released each month, ‘My Crew’ (07.07), ‘Your Smile’ (08.08) and ‘Up To You’ (09.09), with a further three records penned for later in the year.
The SAG-AFTRA actor is best known for his British voice-over work on the popular animated series Bee and Puppycat on Cartoon Hangover, where he plays Bee’s loveable landlord, Cardamon. Other acting and voice over credits include the 2020 Golden-Globe winner and Academy-nominee Missing Link, Lance Kinsey’s feature-film All-Stars, and Flock of Four, set in 1959 Los Angeles, directed by Greg Caruso.
The versatile performer has also appeared in various national TV commercials and print campaigns. In 2015, Alexander took to the stage joining the cast of ‘Appropriate’ in the highly acclaimed Centre Theatre Group production at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles.
Kicking off the trilogy, ‘My Crew’ is currently out and available for download on iTunes and all digital streaming platforms including Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon Music, YouTube Music, TikTok, Pandora, DEEZER and more!