The promising newcomer is completely honest with his new single, and it's completely refreshing.
Welsh singer-songwriter Alexanderson doesn't mince his words with his debut single. "You and me have got issues, don't say it, we're blaming everybody else. So, let's try another excuse, won't take another hard look at ourselves. You and me have got issues, don't say it, we're blaming everybody else. So, let's file under misuse, you and me have got issues," he avows over 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).
"I witnessed what could happen when people fall into the vicious cycle of lust and ignorance. It's a dangerous downward spiral that can end in disaster, yet those involved can be so oblivious at the time," the performer says of the song, which samples his forthcoming EP, tentatively titled You, Me and the Ravine and expected to drop in early 2017.
On the second verse, he unearths ancient Greek mythology to paint an even more bitter story. "Looking for Hera or Hades, crawling we're caught in the phases. I swear we've been here before, top to toe on the bedroom floor. I watch you sharpen those claws, painted red for the bedroom wars," he recollects, before the thumping production falls away into a glimmering piano and the gentle echo of rain post-raging storm.
Later, he leaves a lingering statement behind: "I don't know, but we've gone cold, no afterglow. Too strong, the counter flow, to keep that going on..."
Over the past several years, Alexanderson has worked extensively overseas, ghost writing and producing for acts in the U.K. and Scandanavia, as well as breaking ground here in the states. His upcoming release was, reportedly, created and recorded in various locales, including London, San Diego and the French Alps, and has been dubbed "ghost pop," by Alexanderson himself.
Listen to "Issues" below:
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