Alex Hedley is the ex-frontman/lead guitarist of Swanage band Saturday Sun, a band, that if you’d been fortunate enough to come across during the release of their 2014 debut album ‘Orixé, you’d remember. Musically they straddled the New Acoustic Movement but with echoes of the 60’s and 70’s in their rock/folk/blues fusion, and psychedelic touches which saw them compared to John Martyn and Pink Floyd’s ‘Wish You Were Here’ era by The Guardian. Now forget his band history and listen to that voice. Here he is with his new single This Life out 20 October on Cyber Nomad Records.
Talking about the song, Alex shared: “This Life is a song about reflecting on the whole picture; something no one fully understands. Questioning why bad things happen in a world that essentially could be paradise and sometimes is! Pretty much my thoughts whilst sitting on an emotionally charged roller coaster. Being an audience member to a show which includes mental illness, Alzheimer’s, disease, poverty, wars but also happiness, laughter and love is tough and confusing but something that we all have in common and can share in our own ways. But the key point to the song being that you can galvanise any thought into something artistic, creative and happy whilst still using the ingredients of darkness to form the art… And make the present however you want it to be.”
Following the disbandment of Saturday Sun, Alex has been touring extensively. Playing headline shows across Europe – including a slot at Arctangent festival as guest vocalist with Nordic Giants and a support gig in Holland with The Young Folk – picking up endorsements from the likes of Tanglewood guitars along the way.
‘This Life’ is produced by John Cornfield and released digitally on 20 October via Cyber Nomad Records. Alex is currently working on an EP which is set for release early 2018.
Catch Alex Hedley play the following UK shows
7 October: Music in the City, Grand Café, Southampton (on-stage 4:45pm)
4 November: From the Heart Charity Event, Glastonbury
24 November: Maple Leaf Sessions, The Talking Heads, Southampton
For full listings including European shows visit: www.alex-hedley.com