Dave still checks in with Alex from Glasto and our hearts are full


Dave praised Alex from Glasto for being a ‘really sweet kid’ (Picture: Backgrid, Danny Kasirye)

If you’ve ever wondered how Alex from Glasto is doing after his epic performance with Dave at, well, Glastonbury, you’ll be pleased to know that the rapper is still keeping in touch with his number one fan. 

Streatham rapper Dave created a viral moment at Glastonbury 2019 when he plucked Alex out from the audience and invited him on-stage to perform his hit single Thiago Silva. 

Audiences watched in awe as Alex, then 15, incredibly managed to keep up with Dave’s quick rhymes, not missing a beat or bar. 

It propelled the youngster to overnight fame as he dropped his debut single, What Ya Kno Bout That, six weeks later and even chatted to Piers Morgan on Good Morning Britain. 

However, he pretty much disappeared from the public eye after that leaving fans wondering just what happened to Alex from Glasto. 

In his new interview with GQ Magazine, Dave recalled the last time he spoke to young Alex and said: ‘Boy, I’m trying to remember. I’m not too sure, my managers saw him at a football game. 

‘I can’t remember but I know definitely we’ve checked in since that’s happened and he’s good.’ 


Dave on cover of GQ

Dave and his bling shining on the front of this month’s GQ magazine (Picture: Danny Kasirye/GQ)


Dave for GQ magazine

The rapper’s set to release his second album this month (Picture: Danny Kasirye/GQ)


Dave performing with Alex from Glastonbury

What a moment (Picture: Backgrid)

Well, that’s a relief! 

Dave continued: ‘Proper, proper nice kid and I just really hope everything in life goes right for him. He’s a really sweet kid. That for him must have been a lot to even take in. 

‘Sometimes I even forget that for him that must have been like zero to 100. I’ll probably check in with him now, even after this conversation.’ 

Dave, professionally Santan Dave, is set to release his second album, We’re All Alone In This Together, on July 23. 

It’ll have big shoes to fill following on from the monster success of his debut album, Psychodrama, which topped the UK charts in 2019. The record also went on to win the Mercury Music Prize award last year. 

Speaking about his next body of work, Dave said: ‘I feel like Psychodrama was me aged zero to 20.

‘Now, I get to go from zero backwards in time and explore stories from before, stuff that led up to the events of the first album: heritage, history, culture, my family, the countries that we come from, the regressive state of humanity in where we are now. 

‘This album, God willing, will explain itself. There is a magic to it! I feel like my first album was a concept, but this is a canon. That’s the way I’d put it. In this album, it’s referencing itself: it is self-aware.’ 

See the full feature in the August issue of British GQ available via digital download and on newsstands Friday July 9.

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