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Alec Sala – Politician: If Charlie Brooker Made Music, It Would Sound a Little Like This

Hearing Theresa May’s voice introducing Alec Sala’s latest track which was dropped in February 2018 sent chills down my spine, the orchestral sound that followed was enough to leave me paralysed for the entire 2:43 duration. With his new track, Alec Sala provided the perfect mix of political satire with sensational sound. The first time I checked out this track I was overwhelmed with the clever narrative that Sala used as the foundation of his sound. I don’t think I’ve ever felt so many emotions checking out a track. It’s a mixed bag of angst, dread and awe at the rhythmic ability behind Sala’s experimental sound which he describes as ‘Kitchen-cupboard Folk’. His succinct vocals reverberate over a track soaked in impending doom which captured the disparity of what it is to suffer under the Tories wrath.

With his latest single Politician Alec Sala brings political music into a new age, outshining some of my favourite musicians such as Billy Bragg who don’t even come close to orchestrating music as stunning as this track.

If you’d like to share in the political angst you can check out Politician on YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FERAocZNUwE

Tell Alec just how sensational he is & link up with him via Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/salaalec/

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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