Music Bloggers The Other Side Reviews just reviewed my new album Platys Yialos! It’s a beautifully written review! They review it track by track. Here’s a taster of what they said:
“Departing from the intimate acoustic sound he has become known for, Ali George embracing new melodies and styling for his sixth album Platys Yialos. Containing some of his best material from the last three years, he performs with a full band and experiments with the effects of pedals. The 9-track album has a deeply rooted theme of love overcoming anger.”
In other news school buddy of mine, and filmmaker Sam Holloway is currently editing a music video of the title track of my new album Platys Yialos. We shot it at the beginning of August in Charlcombe, near Bath. It’s actually the first music video I have done in 14 YEARS! It was great fun! We had a captive audience: a herd of cows that enveloped us completely! They were very friendly though! Look out for the video! It will be out soon! Sam has made some terrific music video’s. He’s also a brilliant musician and songwriter to boot!
I have recently been promoting Melanie Brown, one of the heavier tracks on the album. It was my first attempt at writing what's called a "Murder Ballad". Music bloggers Alt77 had this to say about it:
"There are some songwriters that aren’t in the business of chasing trends. Ali George is one of the musicians who need not worry about what’s on the charts. Melanie Brown sounds like an unearthed standard.
Throughout George’s use of the classic folk, storytelling format is impeccable. The singer claims the “murder ballads” genre, especially Nick Cave’s work within the field as his starting point for the project.
Judging by the quality of his writing, others will soon enough be anxious to cover Mr. George’s tunes."
If you haven't heard my recent single, which I dropped at the end of May, you can check it out
“The eclectic chord choices and experimental energy in parts of the song really put a smile on my face. It’s apparent that Ali George isn’t the average folk singer and we’re so glad for that. We’ll take this fun, exploratory, engaging acoustic style any day!”
Ear to the Ground, 2020.
“Under notes of metaphorical swaying, Ali George invites you to contemplative waves full of a serene and fiery rhythm…. This melancholy and poignant song leads in dark harmonies with gently luminous halos, in an irresistible caressing refrain.”
Independent Spirits, 2020.
Listen to a work in progress of mine. A new ballad called "Dreams Within Dreams".
It's the first song I have written from the perspective of a woman. The narrator is a woman who is trying to reach out to her distant and mysterious husband. The song itself is almost completely fictitious, but I drew inspiration for the idea from a few sources.