Artist Spotlight: Alex Genadinik (Part 2)

Enter the Venture continues to highlight Alex Genadinik as we delve deeper into the meaning behind his songs through lyrics, metaphors and more. Part 1 of the artist spotlight can be found here.

To fully grasp an understanding of Genadinik’s lyrics and the inspiration behind them, there is a poetry book he wrote that can help put everything into perspective. Containing half original poems and half translations from Russian poet and singer-songwriter Bulat Okudzhava, it’s clear Genadinik strives to take listeners on an imaginative journey through new worlds and introspective feelings.

Among the many songs he has written and translated, there are many lyrical gems to be found. Some of his best song lyrics can be found in the song “Oh Michelangelo.” In it, he sings:

“You’re breathing with me, our souls have met.

Our eyes close as my fingers track new Sistine Chapels along your back.”

This is only one example of the imagery he is able to instill into his audience through majestic words. A lot of his noteworthy lyrics are based on poetry, Shakespeare, and common instances found in life. A common theme in his music are songs with metaphors, such as “Magic Dandelion,” which compares gun violence with petals of a dandelion, and “The One Who Didn’t,” which uses the motif found in Beethoven’s 5th Symphony in the song as a metaphor of an urgent door knocking on your life, asking you what you are doing with it.

But aside from all the optimism found in his lyrics, Genadinik also writes songs about loneliness such as “The Road Song.” Listen to the full song below:

It’s about a man going through the forest contemplating on a love that was not requited. As he continues moving forward, he feels her stare upon him through the night sky like two cold stars. Songs like these showcase the wide range of emotional appeal that Genadinik has, as he can go from uplifting songs that focus on happiness, all the way to the other end of the spectrum to sadness. However there’s no need to fear, these songs always have a touch of hope at the end.

All in all, Genadinik will continue to use inspiration from many sources found in the arts to create new and inspiring music. In addition writing songs, he also has white label video courses to resell.

Author: Isiah Reyes

Founder of Enter the Venture, a music blog for indie artists

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