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Review: Alex Clare stays too far away at Fonda Theatre
Review: Alex Clare stays too far away at Fonda Theatre

Is Alex Clare a singer or a song? In October this bearded Brit reached No. 7 on the Hot 100 with “Too Close,” a dubstep-inflected power ballad originally released on YouTube in early 2011. Co-produced by the cool-hunting hitmaker Diplo, the track took off after it was featured in a Microsoft commercial that aired heavily on TV during coverage of the London Olympics. But take a look at Clare’s peak-week company on the chart – Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, Pink -- and you might wonder if he just went along for the ride. Though he’s sold more than 2 million copies of an almost instantly identifiable single, the man remains a cipher. That disconnect is partly...

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