American singer-songwriter and actress Alison Sudol shares playful new single ‘Playground’, out via Kartel Music Group. Stream ‘Playground’ Here Taken from the upcoming autobiographical album ‘Still Come The Night’.
‘Playground’ is “a celebration of finding the person that makes me stupidly happy,” explains Alison. “We knew we wanted to a make a baby with each other pretty much from the get go. We felt like teenagers, responsible ones”.
Written by Alison with London based multi-instrumentalist, producer and composer Chris Hyson - half of adventurous collective Snowpoet - ‘Playground’ is a collaborative effort with the rest of the musicians who went on to form Alison’s backing band playing on the upcoming album- Welsh twin brothers Alex and Lloyd Haines on guitar and drums along with engineer Alex Killpatrick.
Diving deeper into the creative and songwriting process, Alison reveals; “we wanted to make something that we could dance to so we were trying out grooves and testing them out to see what would make us move. We added the guitar counter melodies through a Leslie Cab at Livingstone Studios in London a few months later which brought another layer of colour and texture that the song was calling for. In that same session we added percussion which we all played in the room together, some of us stopping and starting at different times in the song, following the arrangement”.
‘Playground’ follows the release of the deeply personal single ‘'Peaches' and the poetic cut 'Meteor Shower' ' - released alongside the compelling video, premiered by Hunger , and directed by Alison’s close collaborator and Creative Director Federico Nessi, who is also responsible for the upcoming album’s art direction.