American singer-songwriter and actress Alison Sudol shares playful new single ‘Playground’, out via Kartel Music Group. Stream ‘Playground’ Here Taken from the upcoming autobiographical album 2Still Come The Night’
‘Playground’ is a celebration of finding the person that makes me stupidly happy, explains Alison. We knew we wanted to a make a baby with each other pretty much from the get go. We felt like teenagers, responsible ones.
Written by Alison with London based multi-instrumentalist, producer and composer Chris Hyson – half of adventurous collective Snowpoet – ‘Playground’ is a collaborative effort with the rest of the musicians who went on to form Alison’s backing band playing on the upcoming album- Welsh twin brothers Alex and Lloyd Haines on guitar and drums along with engineer Alex Killpatrick.
Diving deeper into the creative and songwriting process, Alison reveals; ‘we wanted to make something that we could dance to so we were trying out grooves and testing them out to see what would make us move. We added the guitar counter melodies through a Leslie Cab at Livingstone Studios in London a few months later which brought another layer of colour and texture that the song was calling for. In that same session we added percussion which we all played in the room together, some of us stopping and starting at different times in the song, following the arrangement’.
‘Playground’ follows the release of the deeply personal single ‘Peaches’ and the poetic cut ‘Meteor Shower’ ‘ – released alongside the compelling video, premiered by Hunger , and directed by Alison’s close collaborator and Creative Director Federico Nessi, who is also responsible for the upcoming albums art direction.
Alison Sudol new single ‘Playground’ is out now via Kartel Music Group – Stream ‘Playground’ Here
Now based in London, Alison Sudol is an American singer-songwriter, musician, actress and video director. Having released 3 critically acclaimed albums under the moniker A Fine Frenzy (EMI) during which she toured with Rufus Wainwright and opened for The Stooges at SXSW. Making her comeback to music as Alison Sudol in 2018 she released two EPs, the ‘Moon’ and its follow up, ‘Moonlite’, both co-produced with Yard Act and Gruff Rhys producer Ali Chant, and featuring Portishead’s Clive Deamer and Adrian Utley and John Parish. In summer 2020 Alison wrote, co-produced and recorded her upcoming album with London based multi-instrumentalist, producer and composer Chris Hyson, who is also half of adventurous collective Snowpoet in Wales at Giant Wafer Studios. Her acting credits include the Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them’ franchise and critically acclaimed TV series ‘Transparent’ and ‘Dig’.
FOLLOW ALISON SUDOL