(Sandy) Alex G – “Proud”

Philadelphia musician Alex Giannascoli is changing his name to (Sandy) Alex G ahead of the release of his next album, Rocket. (The official statement: “Going forward, Alex G will be known as (Sandy) Alex G. We are unable to provide further comment at this time, but would appreciate you using the new titling for all future mentions.”) Last month, Giannascoli shared “Bobby” and “Witch” from the upcoming LP (we named the former one of the 5 best songs of the week), and today he’s following that up with another new track, “Proud,” a twangy rocker that unfurls slowly and deliberately like an instant-classic. “I’m so proud of you/ And everything that you do/ Doesn’t matter what they say/ They ain’t worth a dollar in change,” Giannascoli sings over simple strumming and some country flourishes. It’s not clear if he’s talking about a lover, an idol, or a close friend, and the ambiguity in the song’s lyrics only adds to its strength. Listen below.

Tour Dates:
05/18 Brooklyn, NY @ The Park Church Co-Op (SOLD OUT)
06/02 Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel
06/03 Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
06/04 Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle Backroom
06/06 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade: Purgatory
06/07 Orlando, FL @ The Social
06/09 Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall
06/10 Austin, TX @ The Parish
06/11 Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
06/13 Phoenix, AZ @ The Rebel Lounge
06/15 Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex
06/16 La Jolla, CA @ Che Cafe
06/17 Orange County, CA @ Constellation Room
06/18 San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel
06/20 Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile
06/21 Vancouver, BC @ The Cobalt
06/22 Portland, OR @ Holocene
06/24 Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
06/25 Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
06/27 Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
06/28 Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
06/29 Columbus, OH @ Double Happiness
06/30 Lakewood, OH @ Mahall’s
07/01 Detroit, MI @ El Club
07/02 Toronto, ON @ Velvet Underground
07/04 Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz
07/05 Boston, MA @ The Sinclair
07/06 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
07/08 Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer

Rocket is out 5/19 via Domino.