ALEX G – ” God Save The Animals “

Posted: July 12, 2022 in MUSIC

Any year with a new Alex G album is a good one and this is shaping up to be the singer-songwriter’s most confident project yet. “Runner” will feature on the forthcoming album “God Save The Animals“, out September 23rd via Domino Recordings. The announcement comes along with new single “Runner” and its accompanying video. The video was shot by Aldo Fisk and features an affectionate performance by Giannascoli and his bandmates Sam Acchione, Molly Germer, John Heywood, and Tom Kelly.

Filtering his experiences through fact and fiction, Giannascoli also opened up the songs through a more practical method: collaboration. “God Save the Animals” features several individual contributions from his bandmates and frequent collaborator Molly Germer on strings and/or vocals. As with records since his adolescence, Giannascoli wrote and demoed the songs of “God Save the Animals” by himself, at home; but, for the sake of both new tones and “a routine that was outside of my apartment” during the pandemic, he began visiting multiple studios in greater Philadelphia. “God Save the Animals” consequently features the work of some half-dozen engineers whom Giannascoli asked to help him produce the “best” recording quality, whatever that meant. The result is an album more dynamic than ever in its sonic palette and its thoroughgoing complexity. 

Alex G – the Philadelphia singer, songwriter, and producer Alex Giannascoli – returns with new album the first track released is “Blessing.” The track was produced by Giannascoli and his longtime collaborator Jacob Portrait and comes with an accompanying video directed by Zev Magasis. “God Save the Animals” Blessing,” which received praise from NPR (“delightfully weird, minimalist and dark, it doles out many curiosities over its three short minutes”) and the New York Times (“His predictable unpredictability strikes again… the whole thing is eerie, hypnotic and, somehow, strangely moving.”) 

Alex G’s last album “House of Sugar” was named one of the best albums of 2019 by Pitchfork, The Guardian, GQ, American Songwriter, Stereogum, Consequence, and Esquire, who called it “a layered, ever-changing work from an artist who seems to have no limits in taking his music anywhere his imagination can go.” This spring he released his first-ever film score for Jane Schoenbrun’s We’re All Going to the World’s Fair, earning praise from outlets including the LA Times, who wrote, “Alex G’s melancholic guitar-centric score hypnotizes.” 

Band: Sam Acchione, John Heywood, Tom Kelly

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