TUNE Alex L'Estrange - Social
A bouncy, melodically intoxicating song, Social was originally written about trying to find the strength to leave one’s home and dive head first into a chaotic social setting. At the time the song was rediscovered, a very different situation was starting to play out around the world, stemming from the devastating coronavirus.
After losing his dayjob like many others, L’Estrange began social isolation. Listening over his old work, he realised that before he could release his newer music, Social now felt eerily relevant and needed to find the light of day. The next week was spent restructuring and reimagining the song’s various parts. As he began carving away at the track, warbling guitars and a danceable exterior started to blend and interconnect with a beautiful, dark underbelly. In its final form, the song evokes intimations of the unknown, restricted freedom and the struggle to overcome hardship.