The Welsh singer-songwriter hits another home run with the follow-up to his 2016 debut single.
Building upon where his debut single "Issues" left off--a sterling gem uncovered here on Popdust--Welsh singer-songwriter Alexanderson examines isolation and the aching need to feel wanted, a universal theme everyone has felt and processed at some point in their life, on his follow-up release. "A Spectre" juxtaposes the core-shaking, hefty lyric against a tropical-house influenced backdrop, as he bemoans a crumbling relationship and trying to find his own sense of purpose. "I feel like I move straight through you, like I can't be seen, I feel like a vapour fading, you made a spectre of me," he confesses. The song--premiering exclusively today--vibrates with pulsing xylophonic tones and gritty synths. "Say I'm overreaching, say we're overdone. Can't take what you're preaching lately, hiding from the sun," he points out on the second verse.
Says Alexanderson of the new track, "I think being ignored or unappreciated is worse than being unwanted. It's easier to deal with someone who doesn't want you than it is to deal with someone who doesn't acknowledge you."
"A Spectre" follows the 2016 premiere of his debut single "Issues," which Popdust raved as "a tribal mix of electro-pop, swirling rhythmic currents and a melody as fearless as they come. His thick, tenor vocal rises and falls between the layers, heightening the sense of sullenness of the message (but never getting lost or feeling overwrought)." Both songs stretch Alexanderson's considerable stylistic depth but continue to hint at a rather cohesive aesthetic; again, on "A Spectre," his commanding falsetto becomes the centerpiece to the production.
Both tracks are samples of his forthcoming debut EP, tentatively called You, Me and the Ravine. It is expected to arrive later this year.
Take a listen below:
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