Janice Long’s new favourite folk charlatan reveals his dark side.
Having stormed the stages of Folk on the Dock Fest, Kendal Calling, Green
Meadows and many more in 2016, Alex Hulme comes banging on our door in early
2017 with his latest single, ‘Family Tree’.
In tribute to the recent loss of a very young relative, Alex, with his strong, yet
fragile voice and his driving melodies, screams his desperation and helplessness
about the family tree being torn apart.
With Alex’s unique song-writing style, contrasting his arrangement of heartbreaking
lyrics with an exultant melody, Family Tree transcends the typical meandering
structure of folk that we’re used to. Alex skillfully conveys a heartbreaking
journey for the listener, whilst delivering the most sincere and powerful message.
The sudden ending stops us in our tracks and leaves us with the memory of soulstirring beauty. We never stop dreaming, no matter how cruel reality is.