Track of the day: Alex G’s ‘Soaker’ is drenched in atmosphere
It's an antidote to the insincere ballads that spring up everywhere around ChristmasRead more on Alex G Listen to Alex G on Spotify
The run-up to Christmas is usually over-saturated with a load of insincere, faux-moody ballads that evaporate into nothing, but we've just discovered something special in 21-year-old Alex G's new song. 'Soaker' is Alex's attempt at reconciling his deep relationship frustrations in a song that's drenched in atmosphere.
He said the track is ultimately about longing: "It's about a relationship where I just couldn't connect with something. I was frustrated when I wrote it."
It may be about negative emotions, but Alex's conversational, almost playful style stops it from feeling overbearing. His subtle guitar rift just drifts along in the background, creating a rich and palpable atmosphere along the way.
Listen to 'Soaker' below: