Alex Highton “You Don’t Own This Life” — Exclusive Video Premiere

Here’s a darkly charming video premiere to get your day going.

It’s UK songwriter Alex Highton’s “You Don’t Own This Life.”

The video depicts a day off in the life of a regular Joe, but in this case our Joe happens to be the Grim Reaper.

Whether he’s purchasing a new scythe, munching on fish and chips or practicing ping pong — the Reaper’s life doesn’t appear much different from our own.

Highton’s songwriting matches perfectly with the tone of the video. While complex musically, “You Don’t Own This Life” carries with it an undeniable rawness and honesty.

Check out the video below, and find out more from Alex Highton at

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Acoustic Nation

Acoustic Nation is written by Laura B. Whitmore, a music industry marketing veteran, music journalist and editor, who has contributed to, Guitar World, and others. She has interviewed hundreds of musicians and hosts the She Rocks Podcast. As the founder of the Women’s International Music Network, she advocates for women in the music industry and produces the annual She Rocks Awards. She is the Senior Vice President of Marketing for Positive Grid, making the world safe for guitar exploration everywhere! A guitarist and singer/songwriter, Laura is currently co-writing an album of pop songs that empower and energize girls.