Alternative / Indie Folk / Psych-Folk

Alex Southey – God’s Green Earth

by Stephan Boissonneault

Building off his cerebral and soothing folk singer-songwriter stylings, Toronto’s, Alex Southey, has released his final single “God’s Green Earth” off his upcoming album, Entertainers Bring May Flowers.

The new track puts the listener into a strange trance, as they follow Southey’s voice, which at times sounds a bit stitched together with a tape echo delay, or multiple voice recordings. The backup vocals sometimes feel off-centre or out of time, but purposefully so, as if Southey is interrupting himself in a zen, yet manic state.

Thematically the track is about the world burning, but also feeling slightly apathetic to constant madness. The light acoustic guitar and mellotron add to the psychedelic flair, a bit shoegaze-y at times like something from Slowdive.

The chorus will be stuck in your mind hours after your first listen. Finally, the music video made by one Don River, features a vintage pop-up art collage style that slowly reacts to the words of the song, sometimes going completely off the rails, but pleasantly so.

Get lost in God’s Green Earth here:

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