On Your Radar: Alfie Templeman

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Top Tracks: Happiness In Liquid Form“, “Things I Thought Were Mine”, “Movies”
Similar Artists: Thomas Headon, Ariel Days, Cassia
Recent News: Released a new single “Just a Dance” ahead of his second album Radiosoul, set to release June 7.

As he emulates the complex feelings that come with the end of adolescence and brutal birth of young adulthood, rising indie R&B star Alfie Templeman expresses what it means to be alive on his upcoming sophomore LP Radiosoul. While combining complex pop beats, melancholy grooves and funk melodies, Templeman expresses his hatred of social media, the stress of life on tour and anxiety he feels while passionately still trying to navigate his youth and find himself. Soon to be released on June 7, Radiosoul is described by Rolling Stone as a “very erratic” record. With the intoxicating and unpredictable musicality of Templeman being joined by the forces of music industry icon and Nile Rodgers, there’s no doubt the new album will prove itself as an erratic masterpiece as it’s been proven throughout history that everything Rodgers touches soon turns into gold (or double-platinum).

Based in London, Templeman originally made his way into the music industry after signing on to Chess Club Records at 15, but he’s been producing and making music since he was 7 years old. To date, the now 21-year-old indie songwriter has put out 6 EP’s, one full-length album and one mini-album. Templeman is now gearing up to release his second LP Radiosoul, where he says he’ll be pushing the boundaries of his sound further than ever before, seeming to make his mark as an artist to keep on music lover’s radars.

On June 3, Templeman released the single “Just a Dance” that he wrote and performed with Nile Rodgers. A vintage disco-fueled track that’s impossible not to dance to, the infectious single recalls images of dance floors decorated in neon lights and an era that is gone but not forgotten. As Templeman uses these aesthetics of the past to decorate his new record, he passionately encourages listeners to join the present and, ultimately, put down the cellphone. While singing of adolescent anxiety and the peril of growing up, the rising star urges audiences to wake up and face the music.

To celebrate the release of Radiosoul, Templeman will embark on the Radiosoul Record Store Tour throughout June. Later this year, Templeman will hit the road once again and tour throughout North America, the UK and Europe from October to December.

Be sure to stream Alfie Templeman’s new single with Nile Rodgers “Just a Dance” on Spotify and Apple Music, and pre-save Radiosoul here.

Tickets for Alfie Templeman’s upcoming 2024 tour are available for pre-sale here.

Keep up with Alfie Templeman: Instagram // TikTok // Spotify // YouTube

Justice Petersen
Justice Petersen
Justice Petersen is a Chicago-based music journalist and freelance writer. She is a recent graduate from Columbia College Chicago, having earned a journalism major with a concentration in magazine writing and a minor in music business. Justice regularly contributes artist interviews, On Your Radar features and various other articles for Melodic Magazine, serving as an interviewer, writer and editor. She also writes for several other online magazine publications, including Ghost Cult Magazine, Chicago Music Guide and That Eric Alper, and her work has been featured in Sunstroke Magazine, Fever Dream Zine, ChicagoTalks and the Chicago Reader. Her favorite band is Metallica and her go-to coffee order is an iced vanilla oat milk latte with strawberry cold foam on top.

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