Alfie Templeman Faces Up To The Present With ‘Beckham’

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Alfie Templeman has shared new single ‘Beckham’.

The songwriter’s second album ‘Radiosoul’ lands this summer, another impactful work from the prodigious artist. Still only 21 years old, Alfie digs deep on the new record, facing up to moments of discomfort with maturity.

Out now, ‘Beckham’ grapples with adulthood – lyrically, the song is about flat-hunting in London, and all the pitfalls that entails.

The end of one chapter and the beginning of another, he cites some of the Beatles’ most transformative works – ‘Strawberry Fields Forever’ and ‘Tomorrow Never Knows’ – as key influences.

Produced by Dan Carey, ‘Beckham’ is both subtle and precociously direct. Alfie Templeman comments…

The chorus of ‘Beckham’ is the list of places I was looking to move houses to in London. 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.

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