EXCLUSIVE: Alfie Templeman Talks “3D Feelings” and More

During the pandemic you may have discovered many new artists while being cooped up inside. One of our discoveries was the talented musician Alfie Templeman. The English singer-songwriter released his debut album Forever Isn’t Long Enough this year and he has had other catchy songs such as “Obvious Guy” and many more songs. Templeman just finished his first ever American tour and we were able to catch up with him at his LA show at The Roxy.

How is tour as this is your first tour in America?

It’s my first-time touring, yes. I came here briefly last year, and it was really cool, but I never had enough time to properly look around.

What’s been your favorite city so far?

San Francisco so far has been my favorite

You released a song called “3D Feelings,” what was the creative process behind that song?

I mean, it’s interesting. A few of my mates just in this band called Vaccines, which are, they’re like a pretty big band in the UK. Not associated with the actual vaccines but whenever they post something on Instagram, it comes up with that COVID notice at the bottom, which is kind of unfortunate. I started to write the song with a guitar riff and like the instrumental and everything. But I based the song on just that kind of like feeling, that Deja VU feeling, where you revisit an old place and you feel the things that you once felt, and you can smell, taste and feel the same thing.

Was it about a certain time of your life?

I visited school, I was walking around. When I visited I could remember like hanging out there and this happened there, like, it’s just really cool to visit those moments.

Since your song is called “3D Feelings,” what are some of your favorite 3D movies?

The Bee Movie, the one with Jerry Seinfeld.

Then you also released an album earlier this year.

With “3D Feelings” being out and you working on a new album, what type of sounds will this album have?

I’m quite excited to see what people think because, most of the songs on this new record, I’ve never done anything like it. So, it could go either way.

Do you have a favorite song you’ve released so far in your career?

“Obvious Guy” is a pretty good one. “Everybody’s Gonna Love Somebody,” that’s one that I did this year. Yeah, that one’s pretty cool. They’re like pretty well-structured pop songs because that’s pretty simple.

All of that kind of stuff. I quite like write songs that are just catchy and poppy and enjoyable, you know, not too deep or anything. I feel like sometimes that’s needed for sure.

If you could set up a fan in a setting for them to listen to your music, what setting would that be?

That’s pretty cool. Well, it sounds really weird, but like, you know what? I’d put them in the middle of the cinema and be like, here you go. Then I’d mess around with the sound, some cool trippy visuals and then put them on mushrooms, no I’m joking.

What is one quote that you’ve heard in life that you’d want to ECHO out to your fans?

Its life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans. It’s actually really true, like so much of your life just goes by without you realizing it’s because you’re focused on completely other stuff, but I’m very existential. So sometimes that’s the opposite for me.

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