EAST London musician Alice Mary has returned with a new song, “Too Much”, and we’re delighted to be able to premiere the accompanying live video right here on Backseat Mafia today.
Of the song, she told us: “”Too Much came to life in several bedrooms, a shipping container by the Thames and a warehouse in Haringey.
“The lyrics are about sex and anxiety and how embarrassing it is to let people know you.
“As far as the production goes I was listening to a lot of Prince at the time so I basically just took the first chord from “Kiss”, and did my own thing with it.’
Mixing up the likes of Christine and the Queens and Everything but the Girl, there’s elements of funk pop and art rock about Alice Mary, reminiscent at some level to Field Music, surely a good thing; although with that little bit of added sheen.
There’s plenty of melancholy that weaves through the track, but it always seems to be warm and optimistic at the same time; quite a feat. More than that though, it has these melodies that melt your heart and hang on in your memory.
Of the video, Alice added: “[It] was filmed by Anxious Film Club at NXNE studios, with sound and mixing by Harri Chambers. George Kerridge is on bass and Alex Walker is playing the drums.”