15 year-old Bedfordshire songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Alfie Templeman today shared the video for new track ‘Yellow Flowers’, taken from his debut EP Like An Animal – out now on Chess Club. Templeman plays every instrument heard on the EP and put together the whole release in his bedroom – a homage to his DIY heroes Kevin Parker, Mac Demarco and Steve Lacy. The video is currently streaming via Wonderland.
Watch: Alfie Templeman – “Yellow Flowers”
The ‘Yellow Flowers’ video was shot by The Marshall Darlings – known for their work with artists such as The Magic Gang, Pixx and Gengahr – in Templeman’s hometown, the village of Carlton, where he still lives with his parents and recorded the Like An Animal EP entirely in his bedroom out of school hours. Much like the video for Templeman’s acclaimed debut single ‘Like An Animal’, the ‘Yellow Flowers’ visual is a homespun affair, filmed in the living room at his granddad’s place – who just so happens to live opposite him. The fixed frame video captures Templeman as a one-man band in the truest sense; playing every single instrument, exactly as he did on his remarkable debut EP release, with his granddad and his friends appearing in and out of shots.
Explaining his love for the video, Templeman said: “Shooting ‘Yellow Flowers’ was such a brilliant experience as I was surrounded with my family at one of my favourite places – my grandad’s home. I think it really captures the image of how I record, that homely and countryside vibe myself and the crew set out for.”