The last time we heard from Electro Velvet, they’d cancelled their crowdfunding campaign to fund a new EP. But never fear – there’s a new crowd-funding campaign, only this time it’s for an Alex Larke solo project.
Wait, Alex is going solo? OMG, does this mean it’s the end of Electro Velvet?!
Not quite. As Alex explains in his video, “Eurovision was a very heavy experience for both of us, so we both decided to take some time out before putting out a new Electro Velvet release – just to make sure it’s the best it can possibly be.”
So while Bianca is getting her joie de vivre back, Alex is planning an album of his own. He’s not saying what musical direction the new music will take, but given the badboy look of his new publicity photos, we suspect it won’t be electro swing.
Like the Electro Velvet crowdfunding campaign, supporters can donate to get exclusive items, such as Alex’s new CD, a signed poster of Alex or a signed copy of the Electro Velvet single “Still In Love With You”.
But the hottest item of them all is the suit Alex wore at Eurovision, going for £780. It’s not the glow-in-the-dark stage suit, rather the one Alex wore in the green room at the final. And the one he wears sitting on the toilet in his crowdfunding video.
Alex might be working on a solo project, but Bianca isn’t far from his thoughts. 10% of funds raised from the campaign will go to the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, the UK charity that supports people with the same disease that Bianca lives with.
And if you’ve ever wondered if Alex Larke in drag would be a credible threat to Conchita Wurst, the answer is nooooo.
To support Alex Larke’s crowdfunding campaign, head over to Pledge Music.
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