Bristol-based quintet Alexander Sun captures that weird, off-putting feeling of aging while feeling completely unprepared for it in their single “Older Now.” It’s a melancholic folk rock track where Alexander Sun taps into the top sin of adulthood that we indulge guiltily – the art of getting by. Layered with shimmering guitar strings and moody undertones, “Older Now” is a reflective piece that leaves you in the cusp between your existential crisis and hope. Stream below:
Formed in early 2018, Alexander Sun started as a collection of lyrics by frontman Alex Ensoll who had been writing them during his travels across the world. After settling in Bristol, he recruited Eloïse Colliou (keys, vocals, percussions), Jake Wareham (guitars, keys, percussions), Rich Towey (drums, percussions), and Jake Beckett (bass, guitar) for form Alexander Sun. The band played their first gig back in July 2018 to a packed out venue and debuted their EP Older Now, which you can stream below:
The quintet has a show coming up this month, so go see them.
10/12 – The Lanes (Bristol, UK)