We Struck Gold With Alfie Templeman's Latest EP, "Happiness In Liquid Form"

Bedfordshire's own Alfie Templeman releases a soaring alt-pop EP titled, 'Happiness In Liquid Form.'

The name Alfie Templeman might ring a bell, as you may have seen the rising alt-pop star on 90ft billboards in Times Square and Central LA. Landing his music amongst many radio stations and international press releases, we're honored to feature the talented 17-year-old artist and his latest EP "Happiness In Liquid Form." Alfie takes us on a transcendent ride through the past couple of decades, while spicing up the project with his sweet-sounding vocals and catchy melodies.

With thorough alt-pop production and organic instrumentals, the "Happiness In Liquid Form" EP serves vastly different atmospheres for a textured storyline. 

Opening the EP with the title track "Happiness In Liquid Form," an upbeat tempo pushes through this track with bright electric guitar melodies, dynamic pop production, and Alfie Templeman's playful and catchy vocals. The hook takes us back to early 00s alt-pop with Alfie's layered and softly filtered vocals, west coast-infused electric guitar, and spirited synth progressions. Alfie Templeman sings a fun-loving message of experiencing that rush when falling for someone and vocalizes these emotions with heart while singing over the pronounced alt-pop beat. While the beat breaks down around the bridge, Alfie picks us back up with energy and pushes us over to the next track.

"Things I Thought Were Mine" brings us back to modern-day alt-pop with island-like synths and a groovy mid-tempo pop beat supported by pulsing electric guitar. While Alfie Templeman begins vocalizing, he starts on a mellow note while feeding off the song's escalating energy and delivering us this funky alternative space around the hook. The electric guitar melodies fire through the track and establish the dynamic atmosphere, all of which Alfie Templeman supports with his relatable lyrical message. Singing of tainted love and fighting for someone who isn't entirely worth it, we're truly loving the vast space and range within the project so far. 

Celestial synths open up the next track "Maybe This Is Time," and moving forward, we can't help but feel chills run up our spine while the down-tempo beat kicks in with a psychedelic electric guitar that sinks into introspective minor melodies. The organic drum patterns make this song even more wholesome and emotional, while Alfie Templeman sings a melancholy tale of letting go from someone with his soft vocals full of clarity and depth. With added keys and tightly-wound alt-pop production, we can feel the soul that Alfie incorporated into this song as he takes his time to deliver his vocals with poise. The vibe within this track is like no other, as it pulls away on our heartstrings with each beat. 

Firing the energy machine back up with "Obvious Guy," from the jump we're met with upbeat and unique percussion patterns, funky synth melodies, and Alfie Templeman's filtered vocals. As the beat drops into this whole-sounding alt-pop beat, we're left dancing away with the playful instrumentation and Alfie Templeman's relatable lyricism. A passionate song about not wanting to say goodbye, Alfie turns these contemplative emotions into a well-rounded and energetic pop anthem. Once again, the playful electric guitar livens up the track and brings us back to prime Maroon 5. A groovy bassline takes the bridge by storm and induces nothing but passion and energy, ending the track on a perfect note. 

Time is ticking away within the next track "Wish I Was Younger," and we're instantly relating to the song's message. Opening with nothing but a pulsing electric guitar and Alfie's sweetly-filtered vocals, once the verse arrives, we're up and moving with the lively drum patterns and subtle keyboard melodies. Alfie Templeman begins singing yet another highly relatable tune of wishing he could travel back in time to be with someone who still has a hold on him. The bridge slowly breaks down with background pads and Alfie's sole vocals, yet energetically jumping back into the fiery hook with heat. So far, the lyrical themes within Alfie Templeman's EP have been a roller coaster, yet one we can easily resonate with. 

Getting down with the groove of the outro track "My Best Friend (feat. Coach Party)," we're met with a mid-tempo clapper that haunts up the entire EP. As Alfie Templeman's vocals appear alongside the plucky electric guitar, his filtered vocals create this deep and pressing space where he sings of his best friend being a killer in disguise, and will wow you with her many mesmerizing ways. Second time around the hook, Coach Party's angelic vocals appear alongside Alfie's, while she also takes a short yet sweet solo that adds a dynamic female flare. Their vocals harmonize in such a spectacular way and perfectly end off the entire EP on an intriguing note, making us want more from Mr. Alfie Templeman. 

It's safe to say that the "Happiness In Liquid Form" EP took us on a dynamic ride through love, loss, lust, and everything in between. With catchy alt-pop melodies and Alfie Templeman's sweet delivery, the project screams vibes with a side of day-dreaming.

Discover "Happiness In Liquid Form" here.