Having spent over 7 years leading genre-fluid quintet Wooden Arms, Alexander Carson thought it was about time to release some solo music. His debut offering is nothing less of a sonic triumph that sees intricate melodies on Mellotron harpsichords and Wurlitzers coalescing beautifully with 808 drum machines.

Based on two Charles Baudelaire poems “The Death of Lovers” and “The Death of the Poor”, “Lovers” poignantly explores the fear of loss and how all things are reclaimed in the end by nature. In his own words “there is an acceptance of death as an inevitability and in turn a sense of peace.”

“Lovers” is out now.