Things are certainly heating up in California, and we are not just talking about the SoCal weather. Governor Gavin Newsom is preparing the state for its re-opening ahead of the summer, and 13-year-old Brit in LA, Alexander James Rodriguez has released the state anthem, ‘California’. Here’s what we know.
The LAUSD 8th grader has created a hot new State of California anthem and we are loving its perky vibe, vibrant colors and his infectious energy and smile – it’s exactly what everyone needs to kick to the curb the pandemic.
Alexander has delivered to California residents a belting vocal paired with a magnificent visual journey, to some of California’s favorite locations to visit this summer, all wrapped up in 3-minutes. It would be exciting to see if Governor Newsom, Visit California and Discover LA drop him a line to congratulate the teen on his exceptional achievement promoting the Golden State.
For those unaware, Alexander James Rodriguez is an actor and singer-songwriter. He boomed into the music scene last year at age 12 with his debut single, ‘My Crew’, which at the top of this year, earnt him the ‘Rising Star Award’ at the 2021 Hollywood Music in Media Awards, and he keeps getting better with every song release.
There is no doubt this teen is a rising star. We chatted to Alexander about what California means to him, “When I started to write the song, I didn’t think of it as being the new State of California anthem, I just wanted to write a song that highlighted all the fun things I love to do – daily. Since living in Los Angeles, I have definitely become, what I suppose the world considers a typical kid in LA. I am big on getting outside so I surf, skateboard, swim, paddleboard, hike, bike ride, snowboard, road trip, and basically lap up everything California has to offer. It made perfect sense to me to roll all of that into one song, and so ‘California’ was created.”
Let’s show you why we are, and you should to, be championing Alexander James Rodriguez and his song ‘California’.
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Cameron Dickerson is a seasoned journalist with nearly 10 years experience. While studying journalism at the University of Missouri, Cameron found a passion for finding engaging stories. As a contributor to Kev’s Best, Cameron mostly covers state and national developments.