Edward Sharpe Frontman Alex Ebert Goes Solo With Alexander

Edward Sharpe Frontman Alex Ebert Goes Solo With <i>Alexander</i>
Just like how there's no Floyd in Pink Floyd and how the guy with the goofy hat in Jamiroquai is actually called Jay, the singer of commune rockers Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros isn't named Edward. The dude's name is Alex Ebert, and he's shedding his mega-ensemble to go the solo artist route.

According to a press release, Ebert, who also pitched woo for new wavers Ima Robot, prepped his debut solo disc, fittingly titled Alexander, all by his lonesome. Without the confines of his co-conspirators in the Magnetic Zeros, the artist was left to his own devices, reportedly playing violin and clarinet on the album.

Of his new set, he had this to say: "[Alexander's] a very humble album with sky's-the-limit sort of qualities, and so I didn't really shy away from doing whatever I felt like doing."

Don't fret if you're a fan of the Magnetic Zeros, though. Ebert plans to return to the studio to crank out a sophomore set of psychedelic folk rock with his group.

Alexander comes out March 1 via Community Music.

Alexander:

1. "Let's Win!"

2. "Awake My Body"

3. "Truth"

4. "In The Twilight"

5. "Bad Bad Love"

6. "Old Friend"

7. "A Million Years"

8. "Remember Our Heart"

9. "Glimpses"

10. "Let's Make a Deal to Not Make a Deal"