Jazz prodigy Joey Alexander has signed with Mack Avenue and is preparing to release Origin, his first album of all originals.

Origin will be the 18-year-old pianist, composer and bandleader’s sixth album. It follows 2020’s Warnareleased by Verve.

“I’m honoured to be a part of the Mack Avenue family of amazing artists, and grateful to be able to work and collaborate with a team that I know shares my vision and musical spirit,” Alexander said in a statement. “These past years have been especially trying for everyone, including those of us who didn’t know when we would ever perform for live audiences again.”

He continued: “Origin represents a turning point for me — the time when I decided to turn frustration into an opportunity to truly express myself and to rise above the circumstances.”

Listen to the first single Promise of Spring below.