CHERRY BOMB

Released October 1, 2021, the concept for ‘Cherry Bomb’ originated from Alexander’s love of strawberries, but he couldn’t find the right lyrics, so he researched the berry family, and various metaphors. As the young writer began jotting down possible lyrics and pouring out his thoughts on paper, he began creating the blueprint of lyrics and melodies which were later brainstormed in the writing session to become the finished song.

The music video for ‘Cherry Bomb’ was filmed with Alexander and dancers, Isidora Villagra, Jedd Berina, Kaileia Dixon and Mckenzie Cole, choreographed by celebrity dancer Marvin Brown, at a 1950’s diner in Downtown Los Angeles.

CHERRY BOMB: music produced by Laney Stewart, Gemini Muziq and Alexander James Rodriguez. Written by Alexander James Rodriguez, Liz Rodriguez and Alex Jacke. 

Recorded: February 13, 2021

“I am so excited for ‘Cherry Bomb’ to be out in the world. The song is about that unique person, who has both beauty and an unparalleled firecracker personality that burns like fire in your brain. They are sweet and sour. When they walk into a room, they ignite it, and you are left feeling pure delight. They are the bomb!”

Genre: Pure Pop

FREEDOM

Released on August 20th, 2021, FREEDOM is Alexander’s debut cover pop song originally released by Wham! in 1984. 

Alexander crafted the cover song to suit his own taste with various live instruments including keyboards, guitars, brass, and percussion.

The music video for ‘Freedom’ was filmed partly at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and Selfie Wrld Los Angeles with footage included from Alexander’s recent studio and live performances.   

FREEDOM: music produced by Gemini Muziq and Alexander James Rodriguez 

Recorded: July 24, 2021

“My cover song of Freedom by WHAM! was so much fun to record. I have been so excited for its release; Everything about this song has been thought out. From its timing out in the world, as we all need to feel included and free, to the opening brass sequence and the cover art wearing the famed ‘Choose Life’ T-shirt and color spectrum. Recording the vocals took one hour, but the mix took hours of careful attention. I hope I did Wham! proud.” 

Genre: Pure Pop

BELLA LOQUITA

Released on July 9th, 2021, BELLA LOQUITA is Alexander’s debut Spanish-English hybrid song. 

The new Mediterranean infused single was produced by Gemini Muziq (Justin Bieber: Purpose) and written by Alexander James Rodriguez, Liz Rodriguez and with a little help from his Madrid-native grandfather.

Alexander, who was born in Marbella in southern Spain, wrote the mid-tempo hybrid song rich with a carnival vibe of steel drums, percussion, Spanish guitar, and even fast-paced Flamenco hand claps. Lyrically ‘Bella Loquita’, which translates to crazy beautiful girl, is about a hypnotic girl that you want to dance with and all for a better life of summer fun.    

The music video for ‘Bella Loquita’, which will release at the same time, was filmed at the famous Laguna Beach Pirate Tower in Southern California. Alexander recruited international dance champ, and his elementary school friend, Misella Vishnevskiy to be his “bella loquita”.

BELLA LOQUITA: written by Alexander James Rodriguez and Liz Rodriguez 

Recorded: March 21, 2021

“I am so excited to be LATAM music to my portfolio of songs, and ‘Bella Loquita’ is my first of many,” said Rodriguez. “In order to stay authentically Spanish, I wrote the lyrics with my 88-year-old grandad who was born and raised in Madrid. We had fun coming up with ideas, “La sirenita de mi corazon” was all him. I am grateful for his ideas and guidance.”

Genre: Latin Pop

california

Released on May 7th, 2021, is CALIFORNIA. This single is by far the song that represents Alexander’s personality the most. Having been born in Europe to living in LA from age 4, Alexander has fully embraced the outdoors California lifestyle and simply loves it!

From the moment he heard the beat it was obvious to him that the song was about skateboarding, surfing, and summer fun. The lyrics were predominantly written by the teen, who also produced the melody for the chorus in the car. From start to finish the lyrics were done in 3 hours.

CALIFORNIA: written by Alexander James Rodriguez, Liz Rodriguez and Alex Jacke.

Recorded: November 11, 2020

“The lyrics for CALIFORNIA are: Sun is out, and the waves are high. It never rains so we always shine. Like a dream and we live it everyday. Grab our boards and we’re feeling good. In Venice Beach where we’re understood. The waters warm, and the vibes are great today. Coz this life’s a party. Like a scene from the movies. Everybody’s famous. From Malibu to L.A. We filmed the music video at Venice Beach, the Hollywood Sign, Malibu and the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Plus, some fun B-roll at various iconic California landmarks!“

Genre: Pop

we are

The second single in 2021 for Alexander, We Are released on April 2nd .  Another song he co-wrote and one which interestingly took the longest to be release ready.

We Are was born out of the pandemic. The first recording of the song took place on November 10th, but as the team listened back and lived with the song for a few days, the need to return to the booth and re-cut the verses with a new melody was decided.

We Are: written by Alexander James Rodriguez, Liz Rodriguez and Alex Jacke.

Recorded: November 10 & December 13, 2020

“The lyrics for We Are are about finding your own light and to always be the shining star you already are. Because we need to live in the moment and be free. We are our own pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, and we must all own it and take control. I hope for people to feel happy and empowered to let their colors shine when they hear the song. We filmed the music video at Angel Point in Los Angeles and Downtown LA under the famous drag racing bridge. Plus, some fun B-roll at Paul Smith Design wall on Melrose Avenue!“

Genre: Pop

doesn't matter to me

2021 saw a whole new vibe for teen popstar Alexander. He kicked off his latest music on February 26, with Doesn’t Matter To Me – and it is the first song he wrote very closely on, every step of the way.

He was determined to not write a standard love song, and instead wanted to deliver a message to listeners lyrically, that could resonate with his peers.

Doesn’t Matter To Me: written by Alexander James Rodriguez, Liz Rodriguez and Alex Jacke.

Recorded: November 3, 2020

“Doesn’t Matter To Me is about forbidden love, between either cultures or upbringing and how it doesn’t matter what people say, love will find a way. I wanted to make a music video that was simple and almost one day of walking and reflecting, in order to follow the lyrics. It is my first ballad, so I really had to pull on the emotional heart strings. We filmed at the iconic ‘Thunder Road’ from Grease (1978) under the 6th Street bridge in Downtown Los Angeles.“

Genre: Pop ballad

holiday in la

On November 6, Alexander released the Christmas song, Holiday in L.A, in support of UNICEF, the world’s largest children’s humanitarian organization working to provide children with safe, clean drinking water, health care, education, emergency relief and more.

The thirteen-year-old, who was first introduced to the original Band of Merrymakers song during his 5th grade Holiday Show performance, has launched a fundraiser on UNICEF’s GoFundMe, to raise vital funds for children worldwide. The upbeat and exciting charity Christmas song was recorded in North Hollywood, where the tween corralled his closest friends to sing on the chorus and backing vocals.

Holiday in LA drummed up 22,000 organic Spotify streams during the festive season of 2020.

“As a young person working in the entertainment industry, I want to use my voice and platform to give back to children less fortunate around the world,” stated Rodriguez. “Raising money through my music for UNICEF is just one of the ways I hope to make a difference to children in need, and not just for the Holidays. Please join me and contribute whatever you can. Together we can make a difference one child at a time.”

up to you

Up To You is the third song to release in 2020. With a slower beat, the song was written to give people hope during the current pandemic. It was created purely with that in mind, so people felt a sense of hope and meaning. It is the perfect song for a sporting event, high school or college graduation or hope related commercial.

Since releasing Up To You on September 9, it has reached over 445,000 streams on Spotify.

Up To You: written by Alex Jacke & Liz Rodriguez

Up To You was always written to help and inspire people during challenging times. It is about us all and how we are each a champion in our own way. I hope people hear this song and feel stronger and hopeful for a brighter future. We have had a relentless 2020 so far, things can only get better.” – Alexander

Genre: Edgy pop with gang vocals

your smile

Your Smile was written with a cool Southern California summer vibe and is centered around a young girl’s captivating smile that is suddenly noticed by one of her friends, who is looking at her with a different appreciation for the very first time. Her admirer dreams of whisking her away for sandy toes and snow cones on the beach.

Since releasing Your Smile on August 8, it has reached over 700,000 streams on Spotify.

Your Smile: written by Alex Jacke, Tiana Kocher & Liz Rodriguez

“Although ‘Your Smile’ has an element of a boy crushing on a girl, we were really going for more of how you can be friends with someone for the longest time, and all of a sudden realize how wonderful they are. The lyrics are about how she shouldn’t change a thing as she is fly just the way she is,” said Alexander. “It is fun, light and bursting full of summer!”

Due to the current COVID-19 filming restrictions in Los Angeles, the music video for Your Smile was safely made with two of Alexander’s closest friends and one videographer. The limited crew incorporated all of Malibu’s most gorgeous hotspots, and Alexander’s love for the ocean. Catching the odd wave that drifted by on camera, was a must for the rising star.

Genre: Pure energetic pop

My crew

In May 2020, Alexander recorded three pop tracks, produced by veteran record producer-songwriter Laney Stewart, who has sold over 50 million records producing, writing and publishing artists such as; Chris Brown, Usher, Charlie Wilson, Pink, The-Dream, Mya, B2K and Madonna to name a few.

Since releasing My Crew on July 7, it has reached over 800,000 streams on Spotify.

My Crew: written by Alex Jacke & Liz Rodriguez

The debut single is about the teen’s closest friends, who have been with him since kindergarten. Having migrated from Spain to London to Los Angeles when he was three, all friendships great and small are important, 

“It’s been a tough year for everyone, and so I wanted to sing songs that people could relate to and sing together whatever they were doing. For me, My Crew is a 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.” – Alexander.

Genre: Vibrant pop song with a twist of hip-hop

california

Released on May 7th, 2021, is CALIFORNIA. This single is by far the song that represents Alexander’s personality the most. Having been born in Europe to living in LA from age 4, Alexander has fully embraced the outdoors California lifestyle and simply loves it!

From the moment he heard the beat it was obvious to him that the song was about skateboarding, surfing, and summer fun. The lyrics were predominantly written by the teen, who also produced the melody for the chorus in the car. From start to finish the lyrics were done in 3 hours.

CALIFORNIA: written by Alexander James Rodriguez, Liz Rodriguez and Alex Jacke.

Recorded: November 11, 2020

“The lyrics for CALIFORNIA are: Sun is out, and the waves are high. It never rains so we always shine. Like a dream and we live it everyday. Grab our boards and we’re feeling good. In Venice Beach where we’re understood. The waters warm, and the vibes are great today. Coz this life’s a party. Like a scene from the movies. Everybody’s famous. From Malibu to L.A. We filmed the music video at Venice Beach, the Hollywood Sign, Malibu and the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Plus, some fun B-roll at various iconic California landmarks!“

Genre: Pop

we are

The second single in 2021 for Alexander, We Are released on April 2nd .  Another song he co-wrote and one which interestingly took the longest to be release ready.

We Are was born out of the pandemic. The first recording of the song took place on November 10th, but as the team listened back and lived with the song for a few days, the need to return to the booth and re-cut the verses with a new melody was decided.

We Are: written by Alexander James Rodriguez, Liz Rodriguez and Alex Jacke.

Recorded: November 10 & December 13, 2020

“The lyrics for We Are are about finding your own light and to always be the shining star you already are. Because we need to live in the moment and be free. We are our own pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, and we must all own it and take control. I hope for people to feel happy and empowered to let their colors shine when they hear the song. We filmed the music video at Angel Point in Los Angeles and Downtown LA under the famous drag racing bridge. Plus, some fun B-roll at Paul Smith Design wall on Melrose Avenue!“

Genre: Pop

doesn't matter to me

2021 saw a whole new vibe for teen popstar Alexander. He kicked off his latest music on February 26, with Doesn’t Matter To Me – and it is the first song he wrote very closely on, every step of the way.

He was determined to not write a standard love song, and instead wanted to deliver a message to listeners lyrically, that could resonate with his peers.

Doesn’t Matter To Me: written by Alexander James Rodriguez, Liz Rodriguez and Alex Jacke.

Recorded: November 3, 2020

“Doesn’t Matter To Me is about forbidden love, between either cultures or upbringing and how it doesn’t matter what people say, love will find a way. I wanted to make a music video that was simple and almost one day of walking and reflecting, in order to follow the lyrics. It is my first ballad, so I really had to pull on the emotional heart strings. We filmed at the iconic ‘Thunder Road’ from Grease (1978) under the 6th Street bridge in Downtown Los Angeles.“

Genre: Pop ballad

holiday in la

On November 6, Alexander released the Christmas song, Holiday in L.A, in support of UNICEF, the world’s largest children’s humanitarian organization working to provide children with safe, clean drinking water, health care, education, emergency relief and more.

The thirteen-year-old, who was first introduced to the original Band of Merrymakers song during his 5th grade Holiday Show performance, has launched a fundraiser on UNICEF’s GoFundMe, to raise vital funds for children worldwide. The upbeat and exciting charity Christmas song was recorded in North Hollywood, where the tween corralled his closest friends to sing on the chorus and backing vocals.

Holiday in LA drummed up 22,000 organic Spotify streams during the festive season of 2020.

“As a young person working in the entertainment industry, I want to use my voice and platform to give back to children less fortunate around the world,” stated Rodriguez. “Raising money through my music for UNICEF is just one of the ways I hope to make a difference to children in need, and not just for the Holidays. Please join me and contribute whatever you can. Together we can make a difference one child at a time.”

up to you

Up To You is the third song to release in 2020. With a slower beat, the song was written to give people hope during the current pandemic. It was created purely with that in mind, so people felt a sense of hope and meaning. It is the perfect song for a sporting event, high school or college graduation or hope related commercial.

Since releasing Up To You on September 9, it has reached over 445,000 streams on Spotify.

Up To You: written by Alex Jacke & Liz Rodriguez

Up To You was always written to help and inspire people during challenging times. It is about us all and how we are each a champion in our own way. I hope people hear this song and feel stronger and hopeful for a brighter future. We have had a relentless 2020 so far, things can only get better.” – Alexander

Genre: Edgy pop with gang vocals

your smile

Your Smile was written with a cool Southern California summer vibe and is centered around a young girl’s captivating smile that is suddenly noticed by one of her friends, who is looking at her with a different appreciation for the very first time. Her admirer dreams of whisking her away for sandy toes and snow cones on the beach.

Since releasing Your Smile on August 8, it has reached over 700,000 streams on Spotify.

Your Smile: written by Alex Jacke, Tiana Kocher & Liz Rodriguez

“Although ‘Your Smile’ has an element of a boy crushing on a girl, we were really going for more of how you can be friends with someone for the longest time, and all of a sudden realize how wonderful they are. The lyrics are about how she shouldn’t change a thing as she is fly just the way she is,” said Alexander. “It is fun, light and bursting full of summer!”

Due to the current COVID-19 filming restrictions in Los Angeles, the music video for Your Smile was safely made with two of Alexander’s closest friends and one videographer. The limited crew incorporated all of Malibu’s most gorgeous hotspots, and Alexander’s love for the ocean. Catching the odd wave that drifted by on camera, was a must for the rising star.

Genre: Pure energetic pop

My crew

In May 2020, Alexander recorded three pop tracks, produced by veteran record producer-songwriter Laney Stewart, who has sold over 50 million records producing, writing and publishing artists such as; Chris Brown, Usher, Charlie Wilson, Pink, The-Dream, Mya, B2K and Madonna to name a few.

Since releasing My Crew on July 7, it has reached over 800,000 streams on Spotify.

My Crew: written by Alex Jacke & Liz Rodriguez

The debut single is about the teen’s closest friends, who have been with him since kindergarten. Having migrated from Spain to London to Los Angeles when he was three, all friendships great and small are important, 

“It’s been a tough year for everyone, and so I wanted to sing songs that people could relate to and sing together whatever they were doing. For me, My Crew is a 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.” – Alexander.

Genre: Vibrant pop song with a twist of hip-hop

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