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  • Vasili Papathanasopoulos


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British musician Alfie Templeman isn't slowing down! The 17 year old singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer has today shared his brand new track, Shady. Produced by Jungle’s Tom McFarland, the release is accompanied by a visualiser serving as the official lyric video.

The captivating tune continues Templeman's relatable and prolific lyricism over a funk infused landscape that will have you grooving along, Conceptually, the song is a reminder to keep being yourself and doing what you want without the added nuisance of other people who don't have your best interests at heart.

Speaking of the release, Templeman shares: “It’s about trying to stay true to myself, doing what I wanna do in my life and trying to avoid all the arguments and shady people that come with it. No more negativity, more making sense of the past and enjoying what the present has to offer.”

Producer McFarland added: “Working with Alfie on this track was really fun. We started collaborating together on ‘Shady’ as lock-down hit the UK so everything was very uncertain and weird but making music always helps you through those times. He’s a great kid with undeniable talent and I think this song really shows the world where he is heading artistically. I was very humbled that he wanted to work with me and that he was such a big fan of Jungle. It’s a privilege to work with people that you respect.”

Shady follows up Forever Isn’t Long Enough, which has seen Templeman continue the upwards trajectory of his career. The track is currently Greg James 'Tune Of The Week' on BC Radio 1 and premiered as Annie Mac’s ‘Hottest Record In The World'.

Known for his raucous and energetic live shows, the singer performed his first London headline show to a sold-out crows at COLOURS in Hoxton earlier this year. Last year, the singer played a triumphant Radio 1 Introducing Set at Reading and Leeds festival, proving his commanding abilities as a performer.

Shady is out now! Listen to the track below.

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