TUNE Aldous RH - Reply
Shares New Single 'Reply'
Debut Album ‘Respect 4 Devotion’ out
Friday 29th May on Moshi Moshi
Aldous RH, aka Al Robinson, shares brand new single 'Reply'. The track is taken from his forthcoming debut album ‘Respect 4 Devotion’ which will be released Friday 29th May on Moshi Moshi.
Al explains, “In this song I lament a situation in which I felt a romantic connection with somebody only to never see them again, deliberating whether to call them or text them. In layman’s terms this is also known as the modern phenomenon being ‘Ghosted’.”
In spite of the global lockdown, Al put together a video to with some of his friends and fans to accompany the tracks, he adds, “The video for Reply deals with the fear of missing out, which is a bit of a modern plague for romantic and personal relationships. People are constantly looking for the next best thing & neglecting the things that already surround them. A lot of us also yearn for the attention of those who pay us no mind, more often than not this becomes a sad cycle, half the time your unrequited love is in the shadow of your unrequited lovers own unrequited love.”
Adana-born Manchester-raised Al Robinson specialises in a languid style of bittersweet funk music, spurred on by the blue-eyed soul of 70's icons Todd Rundgren & Daryl Hall and taking heavy influence from the legends of poetic groove; Curtis Mayfield, Stevie Wonder & The Isley Brothers. A former touring musician with Los Angeles psych-pop outfit Drugdealer, starlet Charlotte Gainsbourg and New Zealand's iconic Connan Mockasin, Aldous RH remains a prolific and determined figure in Manchester’s musical scene, often seen collaborating & performing with The Birthmarks, The Foetals and Duds.
In his debut LP ‘Respect 4 Devotion’, he unveils the R’n’B flavoured 'Since 1992', Jazz fusion inflected 'Better 2' and sorrowful pop ditty 'Jaded Lovers', featured on the LP amongst others are pianist John Carroll Kirby (Solange, Sebastian Tellier), drummer Stella Mozgawa (Warpaint) and guitarist Alex Brettin (Mild High Club).