Now prefaced with his Bandcamp days moniker, (Sandy) Alex G returns with his third single from upcoming record Rocket out via Domino May 19th. Previous released tracks ‘Bobby’ and ‘Witch’ seemed to reveal this album as more country-influenced than ever before. Alex G has never shied away from acoustic music, but these tracks are a step in a different direction.
‘Proud’ continues this theme, beginning with strong acoustic guitars and an almost honky-tonk piano solo. Almost reaching the 5-minute mark, this is also one of Alex G’s longer tracks to date. Is the young musician growing and maturing? Perhaps, as he sings “I’m so proud of you, in everything that you do” the unique voice that won the music world over so many years ago still hits that spot in your heart, meaning you can do nothing but listen to it over and over again until you burst.
Rocket is available to pre-order now on ltd. red translucent vinyl, ltd. red translucent cassette (Domino Mart exclusive), ltd. random colorway cassette (Bandcamp exclusive), CD, and digital download.