With over half a billion streams, Alexander Stewart, the breakout pop sensation releases his new single “broken by you.” This is the first release from his anticipated album coming out later this year. The song was co-written by Alexander with The Nocturns, Corey Sanders and Nolan Sipe. The cinematic new single marks the beginning of a brazen new chapter for Alexander as he learns to navigate an inevitable heartbreak.

You can listen to the track here and watch the music video here.

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“‘broken by you’ was written in the depths of me trying to find a silver lining in a heartbreak that I knew was already coming,” Alexander says. “Sometimes you reach a point in a relationship when you’ve done all that you can to fight for the other person, and realizing that can feel just as freeing as it does heartbreaking. I can’t wait to play this song live, along with the many more that are to come. This is just the beginning!”

The “broken by you” music video, directed by Nick and Pat Demarais, follows Alexander through a dream-like sequence surrounded by an array of mirrors. The mirrors are symbolic of Alexander’s introspection and self-discovery, ultimately allowing Alexander to have a moment to unleash his pain and heartbreak.

Alexander announced the North American leg of The Bleeding Hearts Tour last week, kicking off on May 7th in Houston and spans 19 cities including New York, Los Angeles and his hometown of Toronto. Previously, Alexander has tours with artists including Charlie Puth, Benson Boone, Eric Nam and for his international headlining Blame’s On Me Tour, performing in front of his rapidly growing fan base that has expanded to over 500 million global streams, 300 million views on YouTube, and 130 million likes on TikTok.

“broken by you” follows Alexander’s latest EP if you only knew, which was released last December and received praise from the likes of Rolling Stone, who named the title track one of their “Songs You Need To Know.” Shortly after its release, Alexander debuted an emotional performance of the single on Late Night with Seth Meyers. The EP also features his massive hit “i wish you cheated,” which launched with a viral TikTok campaign that saw over 45 million views and led to his late-night TV debut performance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Following his performance, the single became a Top 20 radio hit and broke into Billboard’s Hot 100 chart in Canada.