Alsup first made a name for himself with the release of his 2008 debut EP “Facts and Figures.” The EP garnered steady radio rotation, rave reviews, a coveted Yamaha endorsement, and the attention of Billboard Magazine, where Alsup was featured as an up-and-coming artist to watch. Riding high on the momentum of his first outing, Alsup enlisted New York producers Steve Greenwell (Joss Stone, Diane Birch) and James Walsh and Jeremy Sklarksy (Freelance Whales) of Major Who Media to assemble his first full-length record. Work on the project began in late 2008 and continued for nearly 15 months. “We were careful to let things take shape organically. A conscious decision was made to create something timeless that would pay homage to the artists and styles of music I grew up listening to. As I wrote the material for the record, I took great inspiration from artists like Stevie Wonder, Billy Joel, The Supremes, Elton John, and Marvin Gaye.”
His self-titled studio album is a bright, shiny collection of lovingly-crafted hook-driven songs that seamlessly blend pop, soul, Motown and rock.