Alex Bent + the Emptiness is the recording and performing alt-pop/R&B solo project of Saskatoon singer Alex Bent. Likened to that of hip-hop/R&B artists Post Malone, Joji and Frank Ocean, Bent mixes his own twist of nostalgia with the current trends of the genre.
His debut EP, Vanilla Blue, has been streamed over 55,000 times on Spotify and was voted #6 on SaskMusic’s Best Saskatchewan Albums of 2018 List. The EP has also received significant press from outlets such as Earmilk and Hip Hop Canada.
Bent’s new album, Baby, is set for release on August 23 and was mastered by Trevor Case of Case Mastering (Kelly Clarkson, Missy Elliot). The album features contributions from Brockhampton affiliates singer-songwriter Jack Larsen and producer Connor Barkhouse as well as Samurai Champs’ Merv xx Gotti and Jeah.
Alex Bent + the Emptiness has been an active live act since 2016 playing opening slots for Phantogram and Cub Sport, as well as being featured at Canadian Music Week and NXNE in Toronto, ON in Spring 2019. With a western Canadian tour currently in the works for fall 2019, Bent plans to spend the year touring in support of his upcoming album.