As a songwriter, Dezen has written and released songs for artists such as Justin Bieber, Matt Hires, Court Yard Hounds, Cody Simpson, and others.
Alex Dezen (born June 26, 1978) is the lead singer and songwriter for the American rock and roll band The Damnwells. He is also a multi-platinum selling songwriter.
He holds an MFA degree in English from The University of Iowa's Iowa Writers' Workshop, which he attended from 2008-2010.
As a songwriter, he has written and released songs for artists such as Justin Bieber, Matt Hires, Court Yard Hounds, Cody Simpson, and others. He has also written for and worked with a number of additional artist such as The Dixie Chicks, Dave Grohl, Gary Louris of The Jayhawks, Sara Bareilles,Jason Derulo, Christina Perri, Genevieve Schatz of Company of Thieves, Kelly Clarkson, Simple Plan, Jesse & Joy and many others. He's currently signed to Warner Chappell Music Publishing.
A series of 4 solo EPs, known as "The Bedhead EPs," are slated for release in 2014. The first one, titled 1/4, was released on January
21, 2014. The second, titled 2/4, was released on April 22, 2014 and was accompanied by a video, which premiered on the website for American Songwriter magazine.
The 3rd EP, titled '3/4,' was released on July 22, 2014
The Damnwells fifth studio album, featuring the original four members, is currently in production and is also slated for release in 2014