(29/1/21) –– Conor Albert & Alice Auer have released their new single “Forget” via Young Poet Records. “Forget” is the third track to be lifted from the duo’s upcoming EP, following lead single “Smile” in Nov 2020, and the duo’s cover of Carl Sigman and Bob Russell’s 1949 jazz standard “Crazy He Calls Me”.
Having first met in 2019, Conor and Alice quickly established a creative partnership as well as a firm friendship, bonding over a love of classic jazz and contemporary beat-driven music.
New single “Forget” and the forthcoming EP sees Conor adopting a more mellow and reflective production style drawing upon hip-hop influences whilst embracing organic production techniques designed to retain the spontaneity of his and Alice’s creative process. Similarly, Alice’s vocal delivery gains a new confidence, reaching for more ambitious melodic styles and harmonies whilst often delivering final vocals on first takes – indicative of the easy creative relationship she and Conor established.
Speaking on the track’s lyrics, Alice Auer said: “Forget is the first song Conor and I wrote together and it’s probably my favourite song from the EP. I remember when we started writing it back in 2019, I wanted to write a song about moving forward and leaving the past behind and not letting it hold me back, so that’s what I decided to base the lyrics on. I love the laid-back feel of the song and how that reflects the lyrical message.”
Conor went on to add: “Forget was the first thing Alice and I ever did together when we first met a year ago. It was one of those sessions where we spent most of it getting to know each other and hanging out and not much time making music, but sometimes those are the best because we had a great energy going into the writing of the tune. It’s one of my favourites off the EP and I’m excited for everyone to hear it!”
Released in Summer 2020, Conor Albert’s debut EP ‘Collage 1’ showcased his virtuoso instrumental and production skills (with Tom Misch and Disclosure‘s Howard Lawrence both giving the project their seal of approval on social media) and featured vocal collaborations with Marie Dahlstrom, Carmody and Rosie Frater-Taylor.
Alice Auer is a British singer-songwriter from Battle, near Hastings. Taking inspiration from artists rooted in jazz and soul music including Chet Baker, Nat King Cole and Moonchild’s Amber Navran, Alice released her debut single in October 2019, showcasing her unique vocal and talent for storytelling.
Conor Albert and Alice Auer‘s collaborative EP is due for release in early 2021 via Young Poet Records. New single “Forget” is out now.