Alexander Teller Is A Snake Oil Seller. That’s also the name of his EP that is to be released early 2020. He’s a pastor’s son, who, while he doesn’t believe in God, still thinks he’s probably going to hell. Teller has spent the last 3 years writing and producing this record, which he presents to you now. He tells himself he doesn’t care what people think about it, but really he does. Of course he does.
Compellingly moody and gloriously painted, It Couldn’t Be You is Alexander’s latest art-rock offering. The track itself opens with a cinematic raft of strings and guitar, met by the lyrics “Oh, give me a break, another tragedy is on the news today..”. Influences such as Pink Floyd come to the fore in the motif which opens the release, with the staccato chorus striking a tone not too dissimilar to the Help the Beatles and a very Queen-like breakdown. It’s not often one song is likened to arguably the three most important rock bands in British history..
Expanding on the release, Alexander discusses:
It Couldn’t Be You is an exercise in thinking about anything other than what’s on your mind. Maybe you just need to take a holiday? Take a walk? Maybe you did make a terrible decision that you can’t really go back on… But no, it’s more likely that you just need an early night and to put the recycling out.