18-year-old Alfie Templeman has shared his brand new single ‘Everybody’s Gonna Love Somebody’, and has announced details of his new mini-album Forever Isn’t Long Enough – out on 7 May via Chess Club Records.
‘Everybody’s Gonna Love Somebody’ is Templeman’s first single since ‘Forever Isn’t Long Enough’ arrived back in September 2020.
The new single – written, performed, and produced entirely by Templeman in his bedroom – takes inspiration from classic groove-laden 80s pop, with sultry sax lines weaving their way between popping guitar rhythms. The Bedfordshire teen explains:
“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 realized 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 favorite song on the new record.”
Speaking on the track’s video, directed by Thomas Davis, Templeman says:
“This is my most adventurous video yet. I was really keen on making a cinematic experience for ‘Everybody’s Gonna Love Somebody’ and Thomas was perfect for bringing exactly that to life. Brian and Suzie were a pleasure to work with and it was nice to see them work things out in the end. I sure do adore those two lovebirds!”
Adding 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 realized 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.”
Alfie Templeman – Forever Isn’t Long Enough – out 07/05/2021 on Chess Club Records
2. Forever Isn’t Long Enough
4. Wait, I Lied
6. Film Scene Daydream
7. To You
8. One More Day (feat. April)