Having stormed the stages of Folk on the Dock Fest, Kendal Calling, Green Meadows and many more in 2016, Alex Hulme comes banging on our door in early 2017 with his latest single, ‘Family Tree’.
In tribute to the recent loss of a very young relative, Alex, with his strong, yet fragile voice and his driving melodies, screams his desperation and helplessness about the family tree being torn apart. With Alex’s unique song-writing style, contrasting his arrangement of heartbreaking lyrics with an exultant melody, Family Tree transcends the typical meandering structure of folk that we’re used to. Alex skillfully conveys a heartbreaking journey for the listener, whilst delivering the most sincere and powerful message.
The sudden ending stops us in our tracks and leaves us with the memory of soulstirring beauty. We never stop dreaming, no matter how cruel reality is. Everyone’s favourite singer and loop maker has received plaudits from Paul McCartney, Billy Ocean and Janice Long, with his work has receiving critical acclaim from Ultimate Guitar and the BBC. He conquers the intricate layering of loops on a live stage that would put many to shame; his live show is intense and joyous to watch at every turn.
Alex releases the single on April 28th 2017.