NEWCOMER Alix Page has shared a heartfelt new track called ’25’.
The California-born singer introduced herself with ‘Frank’ and ’Stripes’ last year – giving us a glimpse into her flair for storytelling and engaging alt-pop hooks
A year on, she gets more confessional – delving into a past relationship while simultaneously exploring the concept of letting go, as well as growing up and looking ahead at the future.
Her intricate lyrics are set against a bittersweet instrumental – one that feels natural and instinctive with its bursts of guitar riffs but also shimmering and shiny. WIth flashes of personal memories throughout, it’s sentimental and nostalgic; toeing the line between vulnerability and emotional turmoil.
“25 is about reminiscing on a past relationship,” she explains. “Going down the rabbit hole of wondering what could have been different and where you’ll both end up later in life.”
“I wrote it at a time where romanticising the future was the best way to escape everything I was feeling being stuck at home in quarantine. This one is definitely a favorite; in terms of writing and production, I don’t think I’ve ever been prouder of a song.”
Watch the video below.
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