Watch Alex Lleo’s new stunning video for ‘Long Shot’!

Frame from Alex Lleo brand new video Long Shot. Source : Instagram @alexlleo

2018 has been a year of real growth for South Birmingham’s finest Alex Lleo and his band, with the release of his debut EP, ‘Park Studios, JQ’, and playing a packed show at St Pancras Church and at this year’s Boardmasters festival. He also released a two part series of solo acoustic videos from a live session with Mahogany, shot on the beautiful east coast beach of Broadstairs.

It is the future that counts, though, with the forthcoming ‘Emanate’ EP, a new video and single ‘Long Shot’ which you can check out below, and a headline show at the Cuban Embassy in Birmingham on 11th October, plus support from Ed Geater and Philippa Zawe. Info and tickets here! 

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Alex Lleo is back via Cádiz with his latest video and single ‘Long Shot’ – the first offering from his soon to be released EP, ‘Emanate’.

A chilled groove laden slow-jam with melodic hooks seeping through every line, the track discusses the conflicting thoughts of someone at a crossroad in their personal life – caught between fulfilling a dream, and enjoying the moment.

Speaking about the track, Alex said: “When you’re in a long relationship, the mind can be a very unhelpful and distracting entity – causing you to question whether you are in fact happy. You still harbour strong feelings, but in your early twenties it’s easy to wonder whether it’s for the best – without then reaching a decisive conclusion. That’s what I was trying to draw upon in Long Shot.”

The visual representation of this in the video comes in the form of two Spanish long boarders from the town of Cádiz, Chano and Marina, who’s interactions on and off the board suggest a strong chemistry – without any conclusive evidence that they will ever act upon it.

Alex continued: ”We had such a blast shooting the Long Shot video, Cádiz is such a beautiful town and the guys really took us under their wing whilst we were there – showing us all the best local haunts and some breathtaking beaches. We even wild camped one night! Chano is incredibly talented at what he does, but off the board it was amazing to capture his interactions between Marina & the natural world. I wanted to use long boarding as a form of expression.

Allowing a sense of freedom & chemistry amongst two people who clearly care for each other and their surroundings, I think we captured those moments!”

Alex added: “I couldn’t be more excited for the next few months. The three tracks from Emanate are the strongest bank of songs I’ve written and the show at the Cuban Embassy promises to be an amazing night.

With me on the bill are my good friends Ed Geater and Philippa Zawe, who are both incredible artists – tickets have started shifting, so get yours now to avoid disappointment!”. They are available here.

Watch the brand new video for ‘Long Shot’ below:

“This Guy’s music literally jumps from the speakers”Tom Robinson, BBC 6 Music

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