Alyssa Reid - Alone Again (10th Anniversary Edition)
A sparse remake of her original smash works superbly.
By Kerry Doole
Alyssa Reid - Alone Again - 10th Anniversary Edition (Wax Records): The Ontario-raised pop singer/songwriter Alyssa Reid had a breakthrough hit with the track Alone Again a decade ago, and she is now marking that milestone with a new version of the track.
The international success of the song is impressive, for it has sold over one million copies worldwide and racked up over 50 million global streams. It has been certified Double Platinum in Canada, Silver in the UK, won a SOCAN Award and earned Juno and MMVA nominations. Last year, Ultra Records released their 25 year anniversary remix collection that included Initi8’s remix of Alone Again, which became an immediate hit across Europe and reignited the success of the original track.
In a label press release, Reid notes that "When I released Alone Again ten years ago, naive teenage Alyssa Reid had absolutely no idea what a crazy journey this song would take me on. It opened doors I never thought possible and reached heights that I still look back on in awe to this day. I feel so honoured to have been given the opportunity to be part of the soundtrack to many people's love stories. Alone Again connected us through love, loss and life experience in ways I used to only dream of what my music does.
"I would like to say thank you to those who grew up on this song. Who relentlessly hit that repeat button and let me into their hearts. I am very happy to share this special anniversary version, which I feel really represents what this story has always felt like to me. Thank you for the last decade."
Whereas the original hit featured lavish widescreen production sound and a hip-hop section courtesy of P. Reign, this remake is stripped right down, focusing on Reid's clear vocals and grand piano, with just a tinge of orchestration.
A now seasoned hitmaker, Alyssa Reid has gone 3x Platinum, 3x Gold, and 1x Silver in Canada, received three Top 10 hits and seven Top 20 hits on Canadian pop radio, and toured internationally. Also a sought-after songwriter, she has penned hit songs for artists like Virginia to Vegas, Bulow, and Alessia Cara. Reid's co-writes have seen over 500 million streams to date.
Publicity: Jess Seguire, Alley Cat PR