Kiwi indie pop quartet Alae issue the sultry new slow jam "Please", their fourth official single and one of 7 tracks to be included on Lucy’s Mixtape. A brand new video, shot in the sumptuous surrounds of Auckland’s iconic theatre, The Civic, also releases today.
"Please" shows yet another musical side to Alae, who have infused their latest collection of singles with a heady blend of pop, served with a side order groove. Please places full focus on Alex Farrell-Davey’s vocals, which are underpinned by Marika Hodgeson on bass, Allister Davey on keys and Jayden Lee on drums. Alex explains what drove the lyrics; “Please" is about looking at your life, or current situation and putting things into perspective. Figuring out what you want and what YOU are willing to do to make that your reality.”
Joining "Please" on the new mixtape are the radio hits "Hit Me Where It Hurts", "Summer Thing" and "Lucy," alongside fresh new reworks and collaborations with vocalist Nate Dousand with a hot acappella take on "Lucy", and neo-soul songstress, Bailey Wiley lends golden voice to her own version of "Please".
Lucy’s Mixtape captures Alae as a band on the rise, and brilliantly showcases the relationship with Canadian producer Justin Gray, who’s work began with the band in 2019 after meeting at an APRA AMCOS Songhubs writing session. Says Alex of the compilation; “I can’t wait to get the mix tape out for everyone to hear, this has been a year in the making and is something the band are really proud of.”
Lucy’s Mixtape is available now through all digital streaming platforms.