Alfie Templeman, the vivacious 17-year-old hailing from the UK, has released single, "Happiness In Liquid Form," inspiring me to delve into a reflection of his impressive discography. Indie Shuffle originally featured "Like An Animal," which boasted MGMT-esque parallels and psychedelic frameworks. Since 2018, Templeman has distributed two EPs and one album that implement guitar pop, catchy hooks, and lush vocals that pump energy into audiences. This union of has conjured a modern disco soundscape with a vibe similar to Franc Moody and Parcels.
Originally skeptical when hearing of another single release, I was curious how he could top the high bar that he had already proclaimed for himself. Co-written with The Vaccines' Justin Young, the youthful singer exudes a pop excellence to indirectly intimidate rival players. I think we are watching the development of a soon-to-be sensation.
Speaking on the track, Templeman had this to say:
'Happiness’ is the most colorful sugary disco-pop song I’ve put out so far. It came about so easily one day in the studio with Justin from the Vaccines and his right hand man, Will, and by the end of the day we knew we had something special on our hands. It's a tough time for everyone right now so hope this brings a little happiness into people's lives!
I'm riding strong feelings of euphoria and optimism after listening to this track (on repeat), and I'm keeping a watchful eye on Alfie Templeman's future relases.