Following on from the Happiness In Liquid Form EP, Alfie Templeman today revealed his debut mini-album Forever Isn’t Long Enough set for release on 7 May via Chess Club Records (Bloxx, Phoebe Green). Coinciding with the album announcement, the 18 year old prodigy also shared new single Everybody’s Gonna Love Somebody, which premiered as Annie Mac’s Hottest Record In The World on BBC Radio 1. Listen below.
Everybody’s Gonna Love Somebody was- written, performed, and produced entirely in Templeman’s bedroom. The accompanying video was directed by previous collaborator Thomas Davis and is available to watch below. Alfie commented on 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.
Taking inspiration from the likes of Fleetwood Mac and Tame Impala, he adds about the mini-album:
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.
Forever Isn’t Long Enough artwork & tracklisting
- Forever Isn’t Long Enough
- Wait, I Lied
- Everybody’s Gonna Love Somebody
- Film Scene Daydream
- To You
- One More Day (feat. April)