Alfie Templeman sets the stage for ‘Radiosoul’ with latest track ‘Beckham’

With his second album on the horizon, Alfie Templeman releases 'Beckham', a track that showcases his evolution as an artist, accompanied by a series of live performances.

Alfie Templeman Beckham

One of the most promising talents in the alternative pop scene, Alfie Templeman has released his latest single, ‘Beckham’, from his forthcoming album Radiosoul (pre-save here), scheduled for release on June 7th.

This new song continues to showcase Templeman’s growth as a musician and songwriter, blending pop sensibilities with introspective lyrics.

The new track (listen here), produced in collaboration with cult figure Dan Carey, features a slick groove and earworm chorus, highlighting Templeman’s maturation and creative prowess. “The chorus of this song is the list of places I was looking to move houses to in London. I moved for the first time in my life in the summer of ’23, which was really exciting, but the days counting down to moving out really felt like the realest and most dignifying moments of my life. It felt like a whole new chapter had started,” Templeman explains about the inspiration behind ‘Beckham’.

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In addition to releasing ‘Beckham’, Templeman is preparing for a record store tour across the UK to promote his album, with performances scheduled in cities including London, Bristol, and Glasgow. The tour will also feature appearances at major music events such as BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend.

“Dan is such a dream to make music with, he trusts scatterbrains like mine where you have so many ideas knocking at the door begging to get out. Beckham just happened in a few hours, it’s so full of life and energy. I really wanted to build the ending and brew all this dread and panic for it to collapse on itself. There’s this insane instrument during the build-up called the ‘Swarmatron’ which takes 8 different tones tuned to different pitches and sends them out of unison until we brought them back together before the song collapsed. And we took my voice during the verses and fed them into this sampler that crunches and spits up my words. It’s all crazy stuff, Dan stuff,” Templeman added, sharing insight into the creative process behind ‘Beckham’.

With Radiosoul, Templeman delves into themes such as social media fatigue, the challenges of touring, and personal growth, reflecting a journey of self-discovery and maturity.

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