At 18-years-old and with two albums under his belt, Bedfordshire singer/songwriter Alfie Templeman has rightfully become a burgeoning teenage sensation. Born in 2003 to a family already rife with musical inclinations, he was seven when he started drum lessons and by 13 he was learning recording software. An accomplished musician, self-taught, and capable at playing no less than ten different instruments, Templeman has remained a dedicated student and prolific producer of music since he released his debut EP at 15-years-old.
His streak continues with the release of the luminescent “3D Feelings,” a dizzying whirlwind of dance-pop anthemics and shimmering synth-nostalgia. Dripping with both charm and glam, Templeman’s smoldering vocals electrify alongside the track’s vibrant currents of jolting riffs and pulsating heartbeat. The music video for the song, directed by Alden Volney, sees Templeman taking up the various instruments on the song’s incandescent melody, playing guitar, drums, and dancing against his projected self jamming out.
Like the glittering, neon-sonics that soundtracked his mini album, Forever Isn’t Long Enough, Templeman continues his ecstatic infatuation for reinventing pop music from something bland to something truly dazzling. Apart from the album’s stellar title track, songs like the groovy “Hideaway” and the jittery, joyous-pop jammer “Everybody’s Gonna Love Somebody” feel like instant classics within Templeman’s discography — which itself has rapidly grown since he began.
Starting with his debut Like An Animal EP all the way through the release of 2020’s Happiness In Liquid Form EP, Templeman has alternated between various genres of indie rock and pop, melting away the barriers between them with every release. His dreamy use of off-kilter percussion and whacky guitars (“First Time”) or penning warm love ballads (“Don’t Go Wasting Time”) that shone brightly on his last EP saw Templeman reach near unreachable height with his instrumentation and songwriting.
With the release of “3D Feelings,” Templeman has also announced his landmark first North American tour dates, which will include a show at the historic Sunset Boulevard venue The Roxy Theatre. Tickets are now available! Stay tuned for a giveaway via Grimy Goods Instagram).
“‘3D Feelings’ is about being reminded of your past self in different ways. Whether it’s objects or people, these are all things we feel a deja vu experience from,” Templeman said of the song. “We get reminded of feelings we once felt through them, and those feelings just hit you and can’t be controlled. It can be a comforting experience, or a painful one, but either way it takes you back immediately to that feeling you once felt and that can be so powerful.”
Watch the video for Alfie Templeman’s new song “3D Feelings” below!
Alfie Templeman is on tour and will be making a stop at The Roxy Theatre in Los Angeles on December 3. Visit his website, Twitter, and Instagram to stay updated on new releases and tour announcements.
Nov 9 | Dürer Kert, Budapest
Nov 20 | Corona Capital, Mexico
Nov 23 | Bowery Ballroom, New York* (sold out)
Nov 24 | Brighton Music Hall, Boston* (sold out)
Nov 26 | Velvet Underground, Toronto* (sold out)
Nov 28 | Vera Project, Seattle
Nov 29 | Holocene, Portland
Dec 1 | Rickshaw Stop, San Francisco
Dec 3 | The Roxy Theatre, Los Angeles
Dec 4 | Voodoo Room, San Diego
Mar 2 | The Cluny, Newcastle**
Mar 3 | Saint Luke’s, Glasgow**
Mar 4| Brudenell Social Club, Leeds**
Mar 5 | Gorilla, Manchester**
Mar 8 | Leadmill, Sheffield**
Mar 9 | Rescue Rooms, Nottingham**
Mar 10 | O2 Institute, Birmingham**
Mar 11 | Thekla, Bristol**
Mar 12 | Patterns, Brighton**
Mar 16 | O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London**
Mar 18 | The Academy, Dublin**
Mar 24 | Le Pop Up!, Paris^
Mar 25 | YUCA, Cologne^
Mar 26 | Paradiso, Amsterdam
Mar 28 | VZW Ancienne Belgique, Brussels^
Mar 29 | Molotow, Hamburg^
Mar 30 | Kantine am Berghain, Berlin^
Mar 31 | Kranhalle, Munich^