Alex Lleo has shared the second track and video to be taken from his forthcoming debut EP, Park Studios, JQ.
‘No Way Back’ was recorded live alongside Alex’s six-piece band over the course of one afternoon in Park Studios, Birmingham. The video- was shot during the track’s live take.
Alex says: “I was aware from the start that with this approach we weren’t going to get the glossy finish you might hear on a standard production, but that was the whole point. I wanted to showcase something different, something that gets back in touch with the human element of why we make music. Both band and engineer had to ride the wave, and it was a really cool experience. The pressure of everyone nailing a take was exciting, and I’m glad I could call on some talented mates who collectively pulled it all together.”
Spending time in nature – in Worcestershire’s Lickey Hills where Alex lives and grew up, the awe-inspiring Scandinavian mountains, and surfing the various coastlines of the British Isles – has shaped Alex’s creative outlook. You can hear his attraction to the natural world, its peace and its drama, in his music, which is exquisitely paced, laid-back and rich in melody.
Alex’s debut three-track EP Park Studios, JQ will be released on the 20th April 2018. The third track to be released will be ‘Rising Water’.
Alex Lleo plays The Sunflower Lounge Birmingham on Sun 29th April 2018. Tickets available here.
Watch the video for ‘No Way Back’ below: