Alex G | photo by Tonje Thilesen | courtesy of the artist
(Sandy) Alex G returns with the impressionistic “Gretel” from new album House of Sugar
(Sandy) Alex G released a new track this morning, “Gretel”, and announced that he will release his new album House of Sugar on September 13th on Domino. The 26-year-old indie star, born Alex Giannascoli in Havertown, PA, posted the album announcement on Twitter this morning, along with cover art by his sister Rachel Giannascoli and a video for “Gretel” by Zev Magasis.
“Gretel” sets Alex’s shifty acoustic guitar playing against a backdrop of string parts, buzzing vocals samples and industrial crunch, while the impressionistic video features crosscutting between scenes from a rural car rally and shots of Alex exploring the green countryside with two young children.
The new track is his first release since his 2017 album Rocket. (Sandy) Alex G will play Chicago’s Lollapalooza this August.