Glee’s Alex Newell is getting ready to drop his debut album Power on February 19, and after viewing the video for his single “This Ain’t Over” it looks like he may have a genuine hit right out the gates. The music video showcases his smooth voice and impressive vocal range quite well (although, those of us that lived and died by Glee know what he still has in the bank) and highlights his joy of artistry and make-up with extreme close-ups and black light throughout.
Check out Alex Newell's "This Ain't Over" visual below!
Newell’s voice has recently been heard in various dance songs such as Clean Bandits “Stronger” and “Collect My Love” with the Knocks, and it is exciting to see that he is reaching for his own stars!
Newell was first cast on the premiere season of The Glee Project in 2011 and made it to the final four only to lose out to Damian McGinty and Samuel Larson, who each landed the honor of singing and dancing for seven episodes of Glee.
Ryan Murphy also (wisely) made the decision to add Newell to the cast for two episodes as transgender teen Wade "Unique" Adams, and the rest was Glee history. His powerhouse performance of “Boogie Shoes” was so well received, and Unique was so, well, unique that he was asked to come back as a regular cast member the following season. The path to this moment and the release of his album had begun.
Glee alums have been on quite a roll lately with high profile gigs such as Lea Michelle’s appearance in Scream Queens, Melissa Benoist’s appointment as girl power ambassador Supergirl, Amber Riley’s powerhouse performance in the televised version of The Wiz, the gritty performance of Darren Criss on Broadway in Hedwig and the Angry Inch, and the nationally ranked book series The Land of Stories by Chris Colfer. The degree of talent that was displayed during the six seasons the high school musical series was on air practically predicted that such a feat would be accomplished, and now the melodious ventures of a young man from Lynn, Massachusetts can be added to the list.
Alex Newell will be joining Adam Lambert on his Original High Tour and I sincerely hope that someone is nice enough to make sure that I get tickets to what is bound to be an amazing show!