Alex Serra is a musician and explorer, from the Mediterranean city of Barcelona. His debut album ‘In the Real World’ (2019) springs from an inspiring four-year self-discovery journey starting in 2012 and taking him through Latin America and South Africa, where he connects with musicians from different musical roots that permeate his music with a unique and regenerating energy.
In 2014 Alex lands in Cape Town (South Africa) and meets musician Yannick Meyer with whom he forms a heartfelt brotherhood. Together they start an ‘African psychedelic Pop’ project called Native Young, joining with a marimba band form the townships of Gugulethu, Kayelitsha and Philippi. This cultural and musical human exploration changes his life, inspiring him to explore his own musical universe on his return home in 2016.
In his return to Barcelona, Alex connects with Totidub (Toti Arimany) an amazing Dub producer that becomes a key element in the design of the sonic landscape of this album. Together they create a collection of songs that touch on different generes - downtempo, soul, reggae, dub - and induce the listener into a state of inner listening. The lyrics point towards a 'Real World', a place beyond our limited senses, where space and time cease to exist as we believe them to be.