Norwich based, 23-year-old musician Alfie Indra has released his new track 'All My Friends Are Depressed' following a six-month break from official releases.
Taking a different direction to his usual upbeat material, 'All My Friends Are Depressed' is a chilled and mellow pop tune with smooth and sophisticated vocals as the focus point. There's a melodic 80's influence within the production creating a fine indie pop sound with delicate percussion and captivating guitar riffs as a backdrop for melancholy and raw, hard-hitting lyricism, which is sang with upmost honesty.
Citing Blossoms and Parcels as two of his biggest overall musical influences, on his latest release Indra has said:
“After talking about my struggles with OCD and intrusive thoughts on JaackMaate’s Happy Hour podcast, I had hundreds of messages from a mix friends and other podcast listeners saying that they had been struggling too. It made me realise that everyone has some sort of battle going on in their head, but the majority of people don’t talk about it, so everybody ends up feeling like an outcast. Writing ’All My Friends Are Depressed’ was my way of processing this by opening up a blunt and honest conversation about it.”
Alfie Indra is riding the crest of a creative wave after his Youtube channel has gained over 37k subscribers and 2 million views since July, through 80's remixes of Youtuber diss tracks. Alfie has received support in the form of strong radio backing from the likes of BBC Introducing and spot plays on BBC Radio 2 and 6 music, as well as Spotify playlist backing.
With a sold-out hometown show at Ipswich's Smokehouse and an appearance on Latitude’s Lake Stage already behind him, Alfie Indra looks set to build on his 1.5 Million Spotify streams with more music to follow in early 2021, after spending 2020 mostly writing and building his YouTube channel.
'All My Friends Are Depressed' is out now.
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