Black Atlass is a Darling of the Fashion World

Catch him Saturday, April 29, at Brick and Mortar.

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The fashion world loves Alex Fleming, the singer-songwriter and producer behind Black Atlass. It probably helps that he’s a part-time model who has walked down runways for Dior, but his dark, pop-leaning R&B tunes are also to his credit. They’ve caught the ears of Louis Vuitton, who had Fleming score a few films, and Yves Saint Laurent, for whom Fleming composed soundtracks.

In his latest record, Haunted Paradise, Fleming combines live guitar with murky electronic production, creating roomy, minimalist soundscapes that put the musician’s peppery voice front-and-center. The Montreal native culls inspiration from dancehall in “Island Love,” and finishes the record with a droning, acoustic ode to Radiohead called “Exit.”

Black Atlass
At 9 p.m., Saturday, April 29, at Brick and Mortar. $10-$15; brickandmortarmusic.com

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