You might remember Frank Hamilton from his 2012 project #onesongaweek, which saw him collaborate with Ed Sheeran, Newton Faulkner and plenty more. Or maybe you caught 2016’s Songs To Make Life Slightly Less Awkward , with it’s super-catchy singles “Lovedrug” and “Recycling”? Either way, he’s back!
“Aliens” is a brand new single from Frank’s revived One Song A Week II project. Recorded in his living room and featuring an army of fans on backing vocals (who stand to make a few pennies each from the royalties), the track is a wry slice of satirical indie-pop that serves as the perfect re-introduction to Hamilton’s acerbic wit and the bitter twist that runs through his beautifully-written pop songs.
While Frank is perhaps best known for an introspectivity that shines the light of scrutiny on his own insecurities and indiscretions, “Aliens” boldly extends that scope to take on world leaders and the dizzying state of current affairs.
“Aliens fell out of my brain late one evening after watching too much news”, Frank explains. “At first I thought it was just a silly song that would never leave my head – it happens every now and then – but something about it kept bugging me, and after another evening spent watching countless Youtube interviews about the death of comedic satire, that something clicked”.