TRACK REVIEW: Philip Alexander – Borderline | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Inspired by his own struggles with mental health and his diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder, South Shields-based musician Phillip Alexander has returned to music with his new piano solo: Borderline.

A dreamy air transports the listener to somewhere else entirely, as Phillip gently guides them by the hand, through the world of the unknown. The fast pace of the harmonies illustrates how a person can feel as though they are spiralling out of control entirely due to mental health struggles. Yet, this mesmerising, contemporary classical melody is the definition of tranquillity. Though a change from Phillip’s usual melancholy style, Borderline is, without a doubt, a stunning piece of music, perfectly depicting declining mental health through wordless wonder.


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