Alex Dezen

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Alex Dezen
Birth name Alexander Dezen
Born (1978-06-26) June 26, 1978 (age 37)
New York City
Genres Pop, rock
Occupation(s) Songwriter, producer, artist
Instruments Vocals, guitar, piano
Years active 2000–present
Labels Warner Chappell Publishing
Associated acts The Damnwells, The Rebecca West, Court Yard Hounds, Matt Hires, Harper Blynn

Alex Dezen (born June 26, 1978) is the lead singer and songwriter for the American rock and roll band The Damnwells.[1] He is also a multi-platinum selling songwriter.[2] He holds an MFA degree in English from The University of Iowa's Iowa Writers' Workshop, which he attended from 2008-2010.[3] As a songwriter, he has written and released songs for artists such as Justin Bieber, Matt Hires, Court Yard Hounds, Cody Simpson, and others. He has also written for and worked with a number of additional artist such as The Dixie Chicks, Dave Grohl, Gary Louris of The Jayhawks, Sara Bareilles, Jason Derulo, Christina Perri, Genevieve Schatz of Company of Thieves, Kelly Clarkson, Simple Plan, Jesse & Joy and many others. He's currently signed to Warner Chappell Music Publishing.[4]

A series of 4 solo EPs, known as "The Bedhead EPs," were released throughout 2014. The first one, titled 1/4, was released on January 21, 2014.[5][6] The second, titled 2/4, was released on April 22, 2014, and was accompanied by a video, which premiered on the website for American Songwriter magazine.[7] The 3rd EP, titled 3/4, was released on July 22, 2014[8] The final EP in the series, 4/4, was released on December 30, 2014.[9]

The Damnwells fifth studio album, featuring the original four members, is slated for release on April 14, 2015.[10]

Notable song credits[edit]

Justin Bieber "Take You" - Believe and Believe Acoustic (# 1 Billboard)
Cody Simpson "Gentleman" - Paradise (# 27 Billboard)

"Ends with You" - Coast to Coast

Court Yard Hounds "Sunshine," "Gets You Down" - Amelita (#18 Billboard)
Matt Hires "Restless Heart," "I Am Not Here," "Wishing on Dead Stars," "All That's Left is You" - The World Won't Last Forever, But Tonight We Can Pretend[11]