Blending a seemingly familiar yet slightly warped acoustic soundscape with intimate vocals that connect for their accessibility, Alex Woburn’s new single consistently moves from recognisable to uniquely unusual throughout its short and catchy lifespan.
Clown is essentially everything its title and artwork imply. That is to say there’s a circus-esque brightness and unpredictability to the whole thing. The concept intrigues, occasionally striking a chord for its metaphorical poignancy, at other times feeling simply and literally like a representation of its name.
Progressing musically from acoustic folk-style beginnings through an ultimately rock-ready soundscape, including a spacious moment of musical toys-led colour and bounce for the middle-8, Clown is a fairly unforgettable single, which draws attention to the artistry and sound of Alex Woburn in a cleverly interesting way.
At worst you’ll reflect on the story for a while, at best you’ll be singing along to this hook repeatedly for the foreseeable future – a job well done.