Published on April 29th, 2019 | by Guest Editor0
ALEX BOYÉ releases two life changing songs, “Bend Not Break” and Still Breathing” for May Mental Health Awareness Month!
Alex Boyé (pronounced Boy-yay) is truly a multicultural, multigenerational, global artist! An independent artist with over 1 billion views on his YouTube channel, Boyé’s a diverse blend of African-infused pop music and vibrant dynamic visuals have captured a loyal legion of online followers turning him into a viral sensation! While his viral videos of Africanized pop covers have been featured on Jimmy Fallon, Good Morning America, Fox & Friends, Jimmy Kimmel and more; his new single, “Still Breathing,” picks up where his most recent, “Bend Not Break” left off. “Bend Not Break” is a song that encourages people considering suicide to look beyond their current circumstances and make a different choice, to bend and not break,” shares Boyé. “Still breathing shares the thoughts of someone who has overcome a difficult time in their lives and survived.”
Both singles from his forthcoming album, Coming to Amerika, are songs of encouragement and hope created to save lives and inspired by personal experience! Boyé’s commitment to suicide prevention comes from a personal experience which he shares in this video.
Beginning in May, Mental Health Awareness Month, Boyé will be embarking on a national tour carrying a message of hope and awareness to young people and teens struggling with mental illness and considering suicide. The tour aligns with The American Foundation of Suicide Prevention’s #realconvos campaign during which Boyé, will bring #realconvos to high school, non-profits/community organizations who have partnered with his Bend Not Break Foundation. On April 25th, he was honored with the 2019Erase The Stigma’ Leadership Award, and on April 27th he was the headline performer at the “Donate Life Run Walk Festival” www.donatelifeoc.org in Fullerton, CA Intramural Field at Cal State. On May 7th, he heads to New York to host/emcee/perform at The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s “Lifesavers Gala.” CNN’s Anderson Copper is one of the honorees and then will continue onward to Utah’s Dixie State University on May 18th for the “Spirit of Hope Gala” for the Doctors Volunteer Clinic.
According to the CDC Vital Signs suicide is a leading cause of death in the U.S. with an estimated over 45,000 lives lost to suicide in 2016 and nearly 1,400,000 suicide attempts in 2017. “This is more than entertainment, my music is ‘innertainment.’ Music that can change lives from the inside” shares Boyé. Even if I can save just one, then we have done something great! When we encourage #realconvos about mental health and suicide, that’s how you get people to open up! As soon as the conversation begins, that’s when the light comes in. Sometimes all it takes is music, just one song can break through.”
“Bend Not Break” produced by K.C. Knight, executive produced Randy Jackson (“American Idol”) and penned by Jordan Powers & Alex Boyé releases on May 3rd. “Still Breathing” was co-written by Boyé and produced by Tha Aristocrats(DJ Khalid) releases on May 17th. Alex Boyé’s forthcoming album Coming To America is produced by Grammy award winning producers ‘Blac Elvis’ (Beyoncé, John Legend, Usher, Ciara, Jill Scott) and Neff-U (Michael Jackson, Mary J. Blige, Ne-Yo, Dr. Dre, Justin Bieber) and will be released by BFD via The Orchard.
Watch “Bend Not Break” directed by Alex Boyé here.
Sizzle Reel – https://youtu.be/-X70y92WCMk
To book Alex Boyé’s ‘Bend not Break’ musical presentation at your school or organization, please visit his website Alexboye.com and connect there.