Alfie Templeman Debuts “Beckham”

Alfie Templeman debuts new single "Beckham." The track is off the UK multi-artist's forthcoming album Radiosoul, available June 7th
Alfie Templeman debuts new single "Beckham"

Ahead of the release of his new album Radiosoul UK multi-artist Alfie Templeman has released his new single “Beckham”. His new full-length drops on June 7th, 2024 via Chess Club Records/AWAL – “Beckham” is a collaboration with sought-after producer Dan Carey (Squid, Fontaines D.C.). The track centers around a formative moment in adolescence: taking the leap of faith and relocating to a big city. Listen now here.

“The chorus of Beckham is the list of places I was looking to move houses to in London,” says Templeman. “I moved for the first time in my life during summer of ’23, which was really exciting. But the days counting down to moving out truly felt like the realest and most dignifying moments of my life. Like a whole new chapter had started, albeit one brimming with everyday anxiety – that existential dread building in you making the present ever so blurry. It’s one of a few songs on Radiosoul where I try to face it and find clarity, and was partially inspired by Beatles songs like “Strawberry Fields Forever” and “Tomorrow Never Knows” where everything is a bit twisted. It’s a nice way of painting with words.”

Radiosoul is described a coming-of-age album for the present day; one that sees Alfie catapulting out of his comfort zone. Sonically, as he experiments with funk & disco and brings collaborators into his world for the first time — and literally, as he leaves the small farm town he’s lived in his entire life and navigates the experience of young adulthood in London. It’s an album of self-discovery; one that zips between genres at whim and channels a newfound incisiveness and acerbic humor to Templeman’s lyricism, while retaining the sense of joy that defined his previous releases.

A self-taught musical polymath who’s conquered nearly a dozen instruments himself, Templeman joined forces with a gifted cast of collaborators to make Radiosoul, which features tracks with guitar-maestro Nile Rodgers (Chic) and coveted producers like the aforementioned Dan Carey, as well as Oscar Scheller (Arlo Parks, Charli XCX), Charlie J Perry (Jorja Smith, BTS), Karma Kid, Will Bloomfield, Justin Young and Josh Scarbrow. Recorded over 5 months predominantly in South London.

Pre-order Radiosoul by Alfie Templeman HERE


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