“Rosie,” the brand new single from Alex Southey, evokes a mysterious attraction to his hometown of Vancouver. There’s this idea that the city sells itself well, but upon arrival, you realize there are a lot of pitfalls: rain all the time, darkness, basements, high price of living. For a long time, Southey felt like he was giving to something that never gave anything back.
Toronto based singer-songwriter Alex Southey’s unique blend of wandering lyricism, atmospheric strings, and emotive sense of melody makes for an engrossing, contemplative listen. His third full-length album, …And the Country Stirred, set for release next month (Feb 5th), was produced by JUNO-winner and Polaris Prize-nominee John Critchley (Dan Mangan, Elliott BROOD) and mastered by Aaron Hutchison (Zoon, Luka Kuplowsky).