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Alfie Templeman about being a teenager and figuring yourself out

The 19-year-old breakout sensation Alfie Templeman has announced his joyous, heavily-anticipated debut album Mellow Moon – out 27 May on Chess Club Records/AWAL – and shared his brand new single & video  ‘Broken’.

Broken’ also comes accompanied by a music video directed by Jack Turner and produced by Blood Films. Speaking about the new single, Templeman says:

 It’s a bit of an anthem for people my age really, all the wobbles of being a teenager and figuring yourself out. It’s about realising that analysing yourself is an important part of growing up.

Only releasing his debut single “Like An Animal” in 2018, Alfie Templeman has, with every thrilling move ever since, now fully cemented his position as the teenage icon of his generation. Combining indie-boy-next-door aesthetics with peerless musicianship – entirely self-taught, he plays no less than eleven instruments (recently taking up the flute) and also contributes heavily with production and co-production duties on Mellow Moon – Templeman pushes boundaries like no other teenager. His love of universe building, both aesthetically and musically, shone through on his 2021 debut mini-album Forever Isn’t Long Enough and continues to burn effervescently with Mellow Moon and all its accompanying visuals. Fresh, bold, youthful and inventive. Alfie Templeman sees an increasingly grey world in vibrant technicolour.

Inspired by modern influences like Steve Lacy, Khruangbin and Leon Bridges, as well as Templeman’s constant cosmic guide Todd RundgrenMellow Moon flows with an ease that belies its difficult creation. Acting as both an intimate diary entry and a communal call to arms,Mellow Moon is Alfie’s most complete work to date and a platform from which he will surely use to propel himself further into the stratosphere. If ever proof were needed that music is a salvation or a transportive force, this is it.