Alfie Templeman's new album 'Forever Isn't Long Enough' out today

Watch the video for 'Wait, I Lied' below

18 year old rising star Alfie Templeman has today released his brand new mini-album Forever Isn’t Long Enough on Chess Club Records. The mini-album has received glowing reviews already from the likes of CLASH (4*), The Daily Star (*), DIY (*), Dork (5*), Gigwise (*), The Line Of Best Fit (*), NME (*) & more. Templeman’s latest single ‘Everybody’s Gonna Love Somebody’ is currently on the B List at BBC Radio 1, following his fourth consecutive Hottest Record in the World. To coincide with today’s release, Templeman has also shared the music video for mini-album track ‘Wait, I Lied’, directed by Thomas Davis.

Speaking about the new video Alfie says: “We filmed Wait I Lied in a couple hours. The thing that I love  about it is that the whole video was just ideas myself and Thomas came up with on the spot, it’s totally spontaneous, we didn’t plan anything and just went for it. I hope people appreciate

Listen to Forever Isn’t Long Enough HERE

Watch the ‘Wait, I Lied’ video HERE

Alfie Templeman will also embark on a Spring 2022 headline tour - including his biggest show to date at London’s O2 Shepherds Bush Empire on Mar 16 - as well as supporting Declan McKenna in the UK and heading out on a maiden US headline tour, alongside shows with Chloe Moriondo later this year. Full list of live dates below.

Featuring rapturous singles ‘Forever Isn’t Long Enough’ and the aforementioned ‘Everybody’s Gonna Love Somebody’, the new mini-album is Templeman’s final and most substantial body of work before recording starts on his debut album proper. Templeman explains: “I wanted to make a refined and focused pop record – something more widescreen than an EP but more concise than a full-length album -with a feel somewhere between Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours and Tame Impala’s Currents. In making Forever Isn’t Long Enough I realised that I needed to slow down a little and work on things carefully. The songs took anywhere from one day to 4 months to 2 years to finish for this record, but I made sure each one was perfect and I’ve never been more proud of how they all came out.”

Previous EP Happiness In Liquid Form followed Templeman’s trio of ardently received EPs - 2018’s Like An Animal, and 2019’s Sunday Morning Cereal and Don’t Go Wasting Time - in introducing the world to a prodigiously talented young musician, songwriter, producer and performer. The Bedfordshire-born teen, self-taught on 10 different instruments, has enjoyed a meteoric rise and cemented his place as one of UK indie’s brightest lights.

‘Everybody’s Gonna Love Somebody’ premiered on BBC Radio 1 as Annie Mac’s Hottest Record in the World (Templeman’s fourth consecutive Hottest Record), and enjoyed a string of support from the likes of Greg James (who crowned the track his Tune Of The Week), Jack Saunders, Nick Grimshaw, Clara Amfo, Jordan North, and Gemma Bradley which culminated in a B-List at the station - also his fourth consecutive addition to the playlist. The single has also seen support from Chris Hawkins at BBC Radio 6 Music, Jo Whiley at BBC Radio 2, Danielle Perry at Absolute Radio, Absolute Radio 20s (where it was playlisted), Amazing Radio and Apple Music 1. Templeman was included in an amazing run of 2021 tips lists, including the BBC Sound Of 2021, Radio X Great X-Pectations, MTV, Amazon Music, Vevo, The Sun, Sunday Mirror, The Independent, The Telegraph, The Official Charts UK, Wonderland Magazine, Huffington Post, and more.

With an impressive 106k Instagram followers since his first post in 2019, over 1 million monthly Spotify listeners, and a cumulative streaming figure of over 70 million,  Alfie Templeman has come a long way since the release of debut track ‘Like An Animal’. At one point in 2020, Templeman  had three songs in the Music Moves Europe Talent Chart Top 20; was featured as the cover star of Dork Magazine; was included in the FIFA 21 soundtrack; in February, was H&M Artist of the Month in the UK, with accompanying store visuals and playlist support. Templeman was previously handpicked by Apple from a global shortlist of rising artists to front their #shotoniphone campaign and was chosen by YouTube Music to be a worldwide ‘Foundry Artist’ in 2020, following in the footsteps of artists such as Dua Lipa and Rosalia, featuring on 90 foot billboards in Times Square in NYC and Central LA.

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