Alex Amor Releases New EP “Super Sonic”
London-based alt-pop singer-songwriter Alex Amor released a new EP “Super Sonic” on November 3, 2023 via Young Poet.
It is her first project in a year since the 2022 EP “The Art Of Letting Go”.
The EP comprises 7-track, where Alex Amor worked with songwriters and producers including Karma Kid, Ben Matravers, Bastian Langebaek, Josef Page and Rich Cooper.
The EP and its artwork centres around individual character studies; more specifically different facets of Alex's own personality, with each song and its corresponding visual representing a unique side to her psyche.
Alex Amor said of the EP, “The concept behind the creation of the 'Super Sonic' bus was to bring the essence of each song to life in human form, taking you on a journey through my music. Drawing inspiration from my favourite cinematographer Wes Anderson, I was captivated by his colour theory and his compelling character studies in his movies. Every passenger aboard the 'Super Sonic' bus embodies the story telling in my songs and represents different aspects of my personality. With each new song release, my hope is that listeners will not only connect with the music but also discover more about who I am and relate to some of the characters that accompany the songs.”
- Alex Amor shared on social media, “Conceptualised with my gal India Jane we had the idea that each song reflects a different facet of my personality, represented by different characters.”
She continued, “So off we went to the london bus museum, to our vintage bus! An underrated tourist attraction might I add, run by many elderly men called john. We had a day to shoot 7 characters and the entire artwork, which was a bit chaotic to say the least. so I wanted to shout out all the beautiful people who made this day happen below.”
Alex Amor explained about some tracks for the EP.
“If tunnel vision was a song, 'Super Sonic' would be it. I remember listening to a lot of Beach House and Cocteau Twins at the time I wrote it; think soft synths and guitar licks. It all came together one fine day last September, co written by my gal Niamh Feeney and produced by my right hand man Josef Page - it was one of those magical studios days where everything came together so effortlessly. I'm so happy it's finally out in the world.”
“Time To Smile”
“Time To Smile centres around the idea of realising that life is full of unpredictable moments. No matter what struggles you may be facing, whether it's a less than ideal job or relationship issue, it shouldn't prevent you from living in the present and enjoying yourself. I wrote this song when I needed to hear this message the most. I was tired of waiting to achieve my goals before I was happy. The song encourages me to dance and find a reason laugh in the here and now, rather than waiting for everything to be perfect before allowing myself to feel joy. The message is clear: if you hold off on dancing until your life is perfect, you may never dance at all.”
“Like The First Time”
“This song came together at the very end of a non eventful studio day. Instead of ending the day early, we decided to listen to more music and take a few breaks. Haim came on in that moment and was a big reference for this project, with their first album being on repeat that day. The song's about not giving up on a long term love and recreating the magic when you first met, reigniting the spark that once existed in the relationship, with the intention of recapturing the magic of that initial encounter.
The video for 'Like the First Time' revolves around memories, looking back at a highlight reel of a relationship's initial stages. Filmed by Henry Croston on Super 8, our intention was to disperse these 'memories' throughout the video. The remaining scenes were captured in Luss, Scotland - a pretty little village near Loch Lomond that I visited during my childhood. I wanted to make this video, because sometimes we all need reminded that love is not lost, it just needs ignited and brought back to life.”
“Cherry Blossom Boy”
“When I first wrote "Cherry Blossom Boy in my bedroom, it started as a simple guitar ballad. However, when we took it to the studio and played around with the tempo, the song transformed into something better. The lyrics delve into the experience of building up expectations upon meeting someone new, only to have those hopes crushed when the person fails to live up to them. It's like admiring a cherry blossom, which only blooms for a short period of time. It's melancholic, watching something so vibrant fade away. But sometimes the most beautiful things in life are fleeting, just like a summer love. I wrote so many lyrics for the song that I decided to experiment with a spoken word section in the middle 8. I'm glad I kept it in because it's one of my favourite parts of the song.”
“Take It To The Grave”
“'Take It To The Grave' is all about embracing the present moment and enjoying life to the fullest. While the lyrics touch upon the theme of spending money, it goes beyond that. I want the song to encourage people to pursue their passions and realise that life is too short to put things off for tomorrow. So why wait to fulfil your aspirations, whether it's traveling the world or pursuing a new hobby? It's human nature to fear the future but we also have the power to break free from those self-imposed limitations and embrace the unknown.”
Photo by Mila Austin
- source : Apple Music