Today sees the release of ‘Stay’ – a modern take on ’80s art pop by London and Newcastle based Alex Blamire, a sought-after young producer who has worked with a roster of talent from all over the world, and had music feature heavily on Sky Sports, MTV and on UK and US TV shows.
“The track was originally written while I was living in London,” says Blamire. “It’s a co-write with my good friend Alex Starling. The song itself is about relationships and the insecurities that come with them, it addresses the hope that follows possible rocky patches – wanting or needing to change the relationship for the better, but ultimately wanting to do it together.”
“The song itself is about relationships and the insecurities that come with them, it addresses the hope that follows possible rocky patches.”
“It began as a rough demo but a lot of the original ideas survived into this version that we’ve released! At the time of writing I remember listening to bands like Japan and Ryuchi Sakamoto who feature heavily on some of their work. Playing with similar synth sounds and coming up with the main ‘plucked riff’ you hear in the opening.”
After signing his first publishing deal, Blamire’s potential as an artist was soon spotted and it wasn’t long before he was selling out shows in the North East and in London. It was at one of these shows that he was scouted as a model and spent time on catwalks in Europe for the likes of Gucci and Dior.
His first love, however, is music and alongside another fellow multi-instrumentalist, Joe Sowter, and drummer, Lee Clifford he has produced an incredible body of work, with ‘Stay’ being his second single to date.
Blamire’s single launch takes place on Facebook Live at 19:30, this Friday, 3 July. Tune in HERE.
‘Stay’ is out now.