TUNE Alf Whitby - Lighthouse
‘Lighthouse’ is the beautifully ethereal debut single by Manchester-native (and easykill alumni) Alf Whitby, out 29th November on My Little Empire Records.
This gorgeously brittle and emotive songwriting draws comparisons to the likes of Andy Shauf and Conor Obert; with lyrical themes of feeling lost and directionless. Whitby describes the track as “a comfortable twenty something, ill-content with everything and scrambling to figure out who I was and where I wanted to be”. It’s a bruised narrative, ultimately about expectations and how we frame what we strive for.
Delicate fingerpicking and lush wailing guitar sit as the perfect backdrop to Whitby’s vocals. Ebbing and flowing between faltering falsetto and something which feels a little more hopeful.