Alex Spinney is making a real impact with his debut single, ‘I Remember’, a timeless piano ballad that evolves into an epic celebratory pop anthem. This captivating debut is out on October 22nd 2021.
Unconventionally, Alex pairs this sadness with an increasing sense of musical joy. Therefore, the song starts off as a piano ballad, and then gradually grows, finally morphing into a celebratory, gospel-like anthem. Ultimately, the ending is optimistic, perhaps hopeful for a reunion, or simply accepting the reality, and celebrating the relationship for what it was. This journey really allows Alex to wrap his honeyed vocals around the song, as he takes us from a delicate opening and intricate BV’s to powerful choruses and soaring ad libs. Similarly central is the piano’s lilting accompaniment, further establishing Alex’s sound as an artist.
‘I Remember’ was recorded at Iguana Studios in Brixton (London) over the summer. Alex is working with producer Adam Connor, and is currently recording 3 other tracks with Adam as part of his debut EP, which will be released over the next few months. To me, the song has a simple, but heart-breaking message, that I’d like to think we can all universally relate to. Essentially, that feeling of looking back at a relationship that was once thriving, but is now breaking down. This could refer to a romantic relationship, or even family ties and friendships. Musically, I decided to pair that inherent sadness with an increasing sense of musical joy, culminating in a truly optimistic ending. Therefore the song starts as a piano ballad, and gradually builds and by the end of the final chorus, turns into a celebratory gospel-like anthem.
I think this ending is optimistic, perhaps hopeful for a reunion, or just accepting the end of this relationship, and celebrating what you did have. For my first release, I also wanted a song that I could really wrap my vocals around, and showcase my sound as a singer. It starts with a delicate opening, and then leads on to big choruses, intricate BV’s and loads of ad libs, and I get to shape the phrases the way I really love to. I’ve also placed the piano at the centre of this song, which is important to me, as it’s a major part of my sound as an artist.
‘To me, the song has a simple but heartbreaking message, that I’d like to think we can all relate to. Essentially, that feeling of looking back at a relationship that was once thriving, but has now broken down. It is a feeling so universal to the human experience, and this is my own musical take on it’. – ALEX SPINNEY