Album Review (Sandy) Alex G - Rocket

(Sandy) Alex G - Rocket

A brilliantly considered next step.

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It’s been two years since (Sandy) Alex G released a full-length record, his 2015 Domino debut ‘Beach Music’, a lifetime for the uber-prolific 24 year-old. The time spent away (apart from that in which he contributed guitar parts to Frank Ocean’s ‘Blonde’) sees Alex Giannascoli refining his now-signature sound, while also exuding the confidence of a singer that’s becoming so critically acclaimed. Indeed, the refrain of opener ‘Poison Root’ repeats “now I know everything”.

The album highlights come from ‘Proud’, with its irresistibly catchy vocal melody, and the drunken campfire singalong of ‘Bobby’, with Giannascoli taking things in a distinctly country direction, screeching violins and all.

Slowing down and refining his output has allowed Alex the time to make ‘Rocket’ a brilliantly considered next step. It’s also his catchiest record yet. 

Introducing Biig Piig

Introducing Biig Piig

Born in Ireland, raised in Spain and residing in London, Jess Smyth is amalgamating heritage and genres in increasingly singular fashion.