There are very few tracks as instantaneously sobering as Alex Golisti’s single St James Spanish Place, perhaps some of Richard Crawley’s earlier records, but god damn. To hear an emerging artist debut with such a polished pained sound is quite something.
The tentative piano melodies are matched with a winding Blues guitar progression to lay down an ambiently enthralling melody. You can’t help but be consumed by the reminiscence of Alex Golisti’s vocals with Nick Cave. I’m sure it’s a comparison that the artist is sick of hearing, but God damn it is uncanny. On top of the aural alchemy that went into Alex Golisti’s single, you’re also treated to viscerally resonant lyrics that will captivate you right until the moment St James Spanish Place fades out and you are left with the overwhelming desire to see what awaits you in the artist’s back catalogue. Luckily for me, there’s the debut 2017 EP ‘Rubicon’.
You can listen to Alex Golisti’s stunning debut single and the rest of his tracks for yourself by heading over to Spotify now.
Review by Amelia Vandergast