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Alfie Templeman: “Things I Though Were Mine”

By: Emma Kopelowicz

August 23, 2020

Bedfordshire-based indie-R&B artist Alfie Templeman will woo you with his groovy and charming new release, “Things I Thought Were Mine.” 

Growing up with a guitar-obsessed father and a sister who plays piano and trumpet, Templeman was bound to follow a path in music. The artist turned out to be a naturally gifted musician who causally recorded albums with his friends after school by age 10. In the decade since he first picked up a set of drumsticks, Templeman has taught himself some other instruments and more advanced studio software which he used to record his debut EP. Now, the talented 17-year-old spends his time playing, recording, and writing easygoing, upbeat songs (sometimes with the help of Justin Young from The Vaccines).

On “Things I Thought Were Mine,” Templeman gives us some disco pop with a psychedelic funk core. This track’s syrupy melodies definitely get a kick of spice from the artist’s saucy lyrics. Twinkling synth keys and wavy guitar riffs ease you into the catchy beat before Templeman cuts through the sugar with the biting opener, “What makes you think/You’re too good for me?” The indie singer-songwriter isn’t afraid to shake things up when it comes to his sound, and this track proves that the artist is willing to try something more R&B-oriented. Templeman is young, independent, and bursting with confidence. Whichever direction he chooses to go next, we’ll be there to find out. 

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