credit:  Connor Barrett


Even with their unshaken resolve and dedicated work ethic, it's sometimes a challenge for Alfred. to feel like they are doing enough. Between other people’s expectations of them and the lofty goals they set for themself, sometimes the pressure can be almost too much to bear. Unfortunately, these circumstances can sometimes manifest into a consuming bitterness — an anger with the world at large and a disappointment for perhaps irrationally conceived personal shortcomings.

Despite this, Alfred. has simultaneously always maintained a genuine curiosity regarding other people. They cannot help but desire interaction and genuine connection with others. This contrast, between a disappointment in the state of the world and an undying belief in the humanity of all people serves as a central theme for LIKE YOU!! and can be heard throughout the project’s greatly contrasting sonic moods, textures, and styles.

Right now, Alfred. is optimistic. Things are changing for them, whether by choice or circumstance. Despite experiencing new challenges and routines that sometimes come with a steep learning curve, they are excited to face everything coming towards them.

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Subgenre: Neo Soul
From: Woodbridge, VA