I suddenly realised last night that with life being kinda crazy, lately I haven’t caught a YouTube music video premiere in weeks. An immediate, quick scroll through my social media flagged up a few contenders for my attention. When I spotted indie-pop, wunderkind Alfie Templeman was about to premiere a new track, “3D Feelings”. Getting first play with Clara Amfo on Radio 1 and pegged in the “Hottest Record In The World” slot. (His fifth consecutive to receive this accolade). It was game over.
I haven’t written much about Alfie yet, namely, because he doesn’t adhere to just the one genre in his musical stylings. Which make it hard to peg him in anywhere. Nonetheless, his strengths seem endless. Musician. Multi-instrumentalist. Singer. Songwriter. When the music falls under the pop, disco, funk umbrella. Similarly, in line with his 2021 track “Everbody’s Gonna Love Somebody” (covered on the blog here), my interest in him piques immeasurably.
Not content with the radio premiere of the track, I went in for the double whammy. Switched over to YouTube for the pre-music video premiere chat. I love that the young up-and-coming artists especially are making this connection with the fans.
A question that came up in the chat was…What does “3D Feelings” mean? Alfie said of the new track…
“In essence, it is about going back to old places and having a sense of deja vu. Seeing things and people that gave you such an effect. You remember how it felt. I call them 3D feelings that pass through time and affect”.
Alfie road-tested some of his new songs during an intimate show at the Camden Assembly Rooms on Monday. “3D Feelings” was on the bill. The track is also a taste of his next upcoming album, which he teased we would hear more about soon.
I am sold on the breezy, sunny vibe of the song. He has me under his spell. The track exhibits a warm kind of dreaminess tied up with nostalgia that I like. The music video directed by Alden Volney picks-up, on this vibe, using soft lights and muted colours. Aside from that, the footage is mainly plotted out as a performance clip. Alfie Templeman was flagged up as one to watch in 2021. However, I get the sense that 2022 will be his break out year. Anyway, it is hard to not fall charmed by him when he comes across as having a very likeable persona. The sky’s the limit for this young man.
See Alfie Templeman LIVE in 2021/22: Both UK and North American Tour information HERE.