By: Staff –
Toronto-based singer-songwriter Alex Southey has revealed the second single from his upcoming EP titled “The Gods Are Fighting”, a track exploring the potentially explosive external or internal pressure points we can impose on our lives, taken from his cinematic new EP, My Nights On The Island, set for release on September 17, 2021.
“’The Gods Are Fighting’ is as much about the pressure a city can put on its population, as the pressure one partner can put on another,” notes Southey. “It’s about a frayed relationship coming to a close, acknowledging the perspectives of the people involved, and seeing the malicious behaviour you’re exhibiting.”
Southey is an artist who has proved himself to be a prolific and poignant artist and singer/songwriter at a significantly swift pace. Since 2019 Southey has released three full length albums, and two EPs. The most recent release, a full length LP entitled …And the Country Stirred was released in February of 2021.
His forthcoming new EP delves deep in to the waters of a break-up from his past. My Nights On The Island offers a six song revision of that fragmentation and evokes a soundtrack-style identity for its carefully crafted orchestral flourishes and soundscapes, linking together the tracks on the EP and the spaces in between. Southey drew from memory in his teenage years, sounds that intentionally weave together these specific songs and act as essential supporting cast to the leads of voice and guitar.
The first single “As Close As You’ll Ever Be” released last month examined authenticity and possessing a strong moral compass. “It sits behind the mask of one of these people as they recount newfound interest/attention and how they’re aware of the manipulative process they’re using,” reflects Southey of the track “The song embodies that sentiment. It’s big. It’s attractive. It’s overwhelming. It’s a little in your face, but it’s also as close as you’ll ever be.”
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