Aged 21, Nottingham born singer Alfie Sharp has a lifetime of expertise already, sufficient to fill a soul of blistering songs, filled with storytelling from a queer boy coming-of-age.
Born, raised and dwelling within the metropolis itself, a metropolis Alfie describes as “massive in character, small in dimension”, serves because the lucid backdrop to Alfie’s music.
With this in thoughts, Alfie has launched his new single, “All Or Nothing”, the primary actual check of his personal energy off the again of his 2019 debut, “Nostalgia”. “All Or Nothing” is a track that calls for our consideration. “As soon as I kissed anyone else’s boyfriend, simply to style the guiltiness on my lips,” opens Alfie, writing lyrics and weaving tales of extra and British kitchen sink dramas, however with an ageless vocal tone that’s nearer to stars of golden-age Hollywood.
Rising up in Clifton, a council property in Nottingham, Alfie understands the connotations of ‘crime and poverty’ which include his residence, however the singer-songwriter attributes neighborhood, shut household and love in his upbringing, one thing you’ll be able to hear in his mature, velvet vocals, for an artist so younger. Alfie took refuge within the likes of Nina Simone, Lily Allen, Tina Charles and The Beatles, with the ritz and rubble of traditional voices and glamour usually offering a protected haven for the singer.
Alfie remembers massive household events sitting across the piano, belting out tunes collectively. It’s that uncooked, emotional connection felt at residence with the individuals he loves that varieties his songwriting, but additionally the wanting exterior of Clifton and himself, at a chaotic world filled with corruption, need and infiniteness. As he himself says “There was one thing so liberating about writing these lyrics and feeling no disgrace concerning the trials, tribulations and errors of rising up and particularly rising up homosexual, navigating my method by way of that and never all the time being proper”.
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