Alberta Cross has today released their new single titled ‘Watch Me Fall Down’ via Dark Matter/Austral Media and distributed by Kartel Music Group.

A Beautifully conveyed message surrounded by a lush sound-sphere of atmospheric music with a monster hook for memories sake and a beat that chugs effortlessly to the message.

While this may be a song that was released today, the sound has that timeless feel and lush sound that reminds you that this song ends way too soon.

About ‘Watch Me Fall Down’

Recorded with producer and Mercury Prize nominated, critically acclaimed artist Ed Harcourt (Paloma Faith, James Bay, Lana Del Ray) at his studio Wolf Cabin, Watch Me Fall Down is an introspective exploration into a Father’s relationship with his children. Through shuffling drums, danceable melodies and atmospheric soundscapes hides powerful lyrics which are sure to resonate with anyone who struggles with the complexities of paternal connection.

And I keep on sinking
And I’m loveless in a tunnel
And the children think I levitate
And I can’t see no colour in this
Endless trepidation
And I’m trying not to
Lose my head

Discussing the lyrical themes behind the single, vocalist and lyricist Petter Ericson Stakee says: “I’d say its a fever dream about the dichotomy between the idealistic perspective that one’s offspring have of their patriarch, yet really there’s a giant invisible tiger pulling all the stitches out of his mangled puppet body. With a lot of guitar pedals for good measure.”

On his time in the studio with Petter, producer Ed Harcourt comments: “It was a pleasure having Petter in the studio, even if he did insist on opening his jar of rotten mackerel for lunch. We danced in the pale shoegaze moonlight with the patron saint of tinnitus.”

About Alberta Cross

Alberta Cross were formed by Swedish-born lead singer and guitarist Petter Ericson Stakee and his London pal Terry Wolfers in the mid-00s. Their anthemic Americana-tinged songs possessed a vulnerability and earthiness, they’ve consistently pushed the boundaries of alternative rock with their timeless sound and artistic vision, and it soon showed in how hugely their debut record ‘The Thief & The Heartbreaker’ began to connect.

What followed was a success on both sides of the Atlantic and the relentless grind of US touring that comes with it. They embarked on high-profile jaunts with Oasis, Mumford & Sons, Portugal The Man, Neil Young, Johnny Marr, Ringo Starr, Them Crooked Vultures (Dave Grohl, Josh Homme and John Paul Jones) and Rag N’ Bone Man and performed on distinguished TV shows around the globe, appearing on The Late Show with David Letterman, Last Call with Carson Daly and more, whilst their tracks were featured on hit TV shows such as Million Little Pieces, CSI, Sons of Anarchy and Californication with support coming from the likes of Rolling Stone, Billboard, NPR, UNCUT, MOJO, NME, BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 6 and many more.

Featured image by Nico Schnepf.