Alfie Templeman has dished out another pleasing indie-pop delight with his new single, ‘Everybody’s Gonna Love Somebody’.
The song oozes ’80s nostalgia with a contemporary edge, which confirms, despite being just 18-years-old, why Templeman is one of the most talked-about emerging artists in Britain right now. Each release sees to see him conjure up another infectious slice of music that feels genuine and stays true to Templeman’s artistry, but can also slot right in on daytime radio playlists — which is a difficult balance to achieve.
The Bedford boy-wonder said about the track: “I first wrote and recorded ‘Everybody’s Gonna Love Somebody‘ back in 2017 when I was 14 years old and it’s been ingrained in my memory ever since. I’d always go back to it and try to re-record it but I could never quite get it right – then I went on a Tears For Fears binge and realised that it needed that ‘Everybody Wants To Rule The World’ kind of production. I got back in the studio, changed a few lyrics and cut it in a couple of hours. It’s probably my favourite song on the new record.”
The song will feature on his upcoming mini-album, Forever Isn’t Long Enough, available on May 7th through Chess Club Records. Rather than rushing into his debut full-length effort, the singer-songwriter will release this body of songs before heading into the recording studio later this year to begin work on his hotly-anticipated debut album.
Templeman had this to say about the upcoming release: “I wanted to make a refined and focused pop record – something more widescreen than an EP but more concise than a full-length album -with a feel somewhere between Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours and Tame Impala’s Currents.
“In making Forever Isn’t Long Enough I realised that I needed to slow down a little and work on things carefully. The songs took anywhere from one day to 4 months to 2 years to finish for this record, but I made sure each one was perfect and I’ve never been more proud of how they all came out.”
‘Everybody’s Gonna Love Somebody’ is a buoyant way to spend the best part of four minutes and will lift your spirits no-ends. Templeman’s feel-good brand of music is a delightful tonic in a pool of dreariness and for somebody so young to know their way around a chorus as he does. It seems inevitable that he’s a talent we will be talking about for many years to come.