TRACK REVIEW: Patrick Gosling – The Alum | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Patrick Gosling’s summery indie anthem throws us straight into its own world. Coming in as one big cosy, shimmering wall of sound, it races ahead as if hurtling through a galaxy, and makes you want to run furiously along a beach and send a flock of seagulls bursting off into the air.

The Alum is a call to the heartbroken and the hopeful, its narrator hurt and adoring in the face of cold rejection, and has the fists-in-the-air spirit of a Springsteen song. Gosling brings a natural, open, folk style of storytelling to the verses of a commendable and otherwise traditional indie track, as well as a gracious response to a cruel dismissal, a response which suggests she doesn’t know what she’s missing.

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