Alberta Cross Delve into Paternal Connection with New Single “Watch Me Fall Down”

An introspective exploration into a Father’s relationship with his children

Following up on the February release of his recent single “Never Gonna Walk Away,” Alberta Cross are pleased to reveal their latest single “Watch Me Fall Down.”

Recorded with producer and Mercury Prize nominated, critically acclaimed artist Ed Harcourt (Paloma Faith, James Bay, Lana Del Ray) at his studio Wolf Cabin, “Watch Me Fall Down” is an introspective exploration into a Father’s relationship with his children. Through shuffling drums, danceable melodies and atmospheric soundscapes hides powerful lyrics which are sure to resonate with anyone who struggles with the complexities of paternal connection.

“And I keep on sinking 
And I’m loveless in a tunnel 
And the children think I levitate 
And I can’t see no color in this 
Endless trepidation 
And I’m trying not to
Lose my head “

Discussing the lyrical themes behind the single, vocalist and lyricist Petter Ericson Stakee says: “I’d say its a fever dream about the dichotomy between the idealistic perspective that one’s offspring have of their patriarch, yet really there’s a giant invisible tiger pulling all the stitches out of his mangled puppet body. With a lot of guitar pedals for good measure.”

On his time in the studio with Petter, producer Ed Harcourt comments: “It was a pleasure having Petter in the studio, even if he did insist on opening his jar of rotten mackerel for lunch. We danced in the pale shoegaze moonlight with the patron saint of tinnitus.”

Alberta Cross were formed by Swedish-born lead singer and guitarist Petter Ericson Stakee and his London pal Terry Wolfers in the mid-00s. Their anthemic Americana-tinged songs possessed a vulnerability and earthiness, they’ve consistently pushed the boundaries of alternative rock with their timeless sound and artistic vision, and it soon showed in how hugely their debut record The Thief & The Heartbreaker began to connect. 

How are we feeling about Alberta Cross’ latest single “Watch Me Fall Down”?

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