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We loved Rocket, the album (Sandy) Alex G released last year. As Ben Salmon wrote of the prolific singer-songwriter, ”[(Sandy) Alex G] wants to try it all. He’s as interested in misshaping a great song as he is perfecting it.” In 2017, (Sandy) Alex G became known for his collaborations with Frank Ocean and for experimenting with a new, twangy country influence. We can’t be sure, but today’s new track “Fay” may be an indication of where he’s headed next.
On “Fay,” (Sandy) Alex G — real name Alex Giannascoli — crafts a lush, soft pop landscape cast in unexpected darkness. “Here they come knockin’ at my door,” he warns, gently mimicking the sound of a police siren. “What’s the problem, Officer? What you knockin’ for?”
No word yet on whether “Fay” is a standalone track, or part of something bigger (we’re hoping for the latter). Read our 2017 interview with Giannascoli right here.