18-year-old rising star, Alfie Templeman has just released his brand new mini-album Forever Isn’t Long Enough on Chess Club Records. Following its release, the mini-album received numerous positive reviews from Clash, The Daily Star, NME, and others. The singer’s latest single, ‘Everybody’s Gonna Love Somebody,’ is his fourth consecutive Hottest Record in the World and is currently on the BBC Radio 1 B List.
To commemorate the mini-album launch, Alfie released the music video for ‘Wait, I Lied,’ directed by Thomas Davis.
Speaking about the new video Alfie says: “We filmed Wait I Lied in a couple of hours. The thing that I love about it is that the whole video was just ideas and Thomas came up with on the spot, it’s totally spontaneous, we didn’t plan anything and just went for it. I hope people appreciate my amazing dance moves, I think it’ll be my next career if this music thing doesn’t work out!!”
The ‘Everybody’s Gonna Love Somebody’ singer will be officially going on a Spring 2022 headline tour — which includes his biggest show to date at London’s O2 Shepherds Bush Empire on March 16. The show is also to help support Declan McKenna in the UK and heading out on a maiden US headline tour, alongside shows with Chloe Moriondo later this year. Full list of live dates below.
Featuring rapturous singles ‘Forever Isn’t Long Enough’ and the aforementioned ‘Everybody’s Gonna Love Somebody’, the new mini-album is Alfie’s final and most substantial body of work before recording starts on his debut album proper.
He explains: “I wanted to make a refined and focused pop record – something more widescreen than an EP but more concise than a full-length album -with a feel somewhere between Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours and Tame Impala’s Currents. In making Forever Isn’t Long Enough I realised that I needed to slow down a little and work on things carefully. The songs took anywhere from one day to 4 months to 2 years to finish for this record, but I made sure each one was perfect and I’ve never been more proud of how they all came out.”
Previous EP Happiness In Liquid Form followed Alfie’s trio of ardently received EPs – 2018’s Like An Animal, and 2019’s Sunday Morning Cereal and Don’t Go Wasting Time – in introducing the world to a prodigiously talented young musician, songwriter, producer and performer. The Bedfordshire-born teen, self-taught on 10 different instruments, has enjoyed a meteoric rise and cemented his place as one of UK indie’s brightest lights.
‘Everybody’s Gonna Love Somebody’ premiered on BBC Radio 1 as Annie Mac’s Hottest Record in the World, and enjoyed a string of support from the likes of Greg James (who crowned the track his Tune Of The Week), Jack Saunders, Nick Grimshaw, Clara Amfo, Jordan North, and Gemma Bradley which culminated in a B-List at the station – also his fourth consecutive addition to the playlist.
The single has also seen support from Chris Hawkins at BBC Radio 6 Music, Jo Whiley at BBC Radio 2, Danielle Perry at Absolute Radio, Absolute Radio 20s (where it was playlisted), Amazing Radio and Apple Music 1. He was included in an amazing run of 2021 tips lists, including the BBC Sound Of 2021, Radio X Great X-Pectations, MTV, Amazon Music, Vevo, The Sun, Sunday Mirror, The Independent, The Telegraph, The Official Charts UK, Wonderland Magazine, Huffington Post, and more.
With an impressive 106k Instagram followers since his first post in 2019, over 1 million monthly Spotify listeners, and a cumulative streaming figure of over 70 million, Alfie Templeman has come a long way since the release of his debut track ‘Like An Animal’. At one point in 2020, he had three songs in the Music Moves Europe Talent Chart Top 20; was featured as the cover star of Dork Magazine; was included in the FIFA 21 soundtrack; in February, was H&M Artist of the Month in the UK, with accompanying store visuals and playlist support. The singer was previously handpicked by Apple from a global shortlist of rising artists to front their #shotoniphone campaign and was chosen by YouTube Music to be a worldwide ‘Foundry Artist’ in 2020, following in the footsteps of artists such as Dua Lipa and Rosalia, featuring on 90-foot billboards in Times Square in NYC and Central LA.
See Alfie Templeman live in 2021/22:
22 July | Truck Festival, Steventon
29 July | Kendal Calling Festival, Penrith
12 Aug | 110 Above Festival, Atherstone
25 Aug | O2 Academy, Bournemouth*
3 Sep | Neighbourhood Weekender Festival, Warrington
Sep 9 | O2 Academy, Leicester*
Sep 18 | Brixton O2 Academy, London*
Nov 23 | Bowery Ballroom, New York**
Nov 24 | Brighton Music Hall, Boston**
Nov 26 | Velvet Underground, Toronto**
Nov 28 | The Crocodile, 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
*with Declan McKenna
**with Chloe Moriondo
Alfie Templeman – Forever Isn’t Long Enough complete tracklist
2. Forever Isn’t Long Enough
4. Wait, I Lied
5. Everybody’s Gonna Love Somebody
6. Film Scene Daydream
7. To You
8. One More Day (feat. April)