(Sandy) Alex G – “Hope” Video

(Sandy) Alex G is releasing a new album, House Of Sugar, in a couple months. He announced it last month with “Gretel,” which made it on our list of the best songs of the week,” and today the Philadelphia-based musician is back with the album’s second single, “Hope.”

It’s a sped-up acoustic song, Alex Giannascoli’s voice zipping through a tender and frustrated reflection at lives lost because of the opioid crisis. “He was a good friend of mine/ He died/ Why I write about it now/ Gotta honor him somehow,” Gianoscolli sings. “Saw some people crying that night/ Yeah, Fentanyl took a few lives from our life/ Alright.”

The song comes with a visual of a creepy puppet dancing to the track on a window ledge. (Sandy) Alex G has also announced an extensive fall tour. Check out the new song and those dates below.

TOUR DATES:
08/03 Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle (Lollapalooza Aftershow)
08/04 Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
10/17 Washington, DC @ Black Cat
10/18 Durham, NC @ Motorco Music Hall
10/19 Asheville, NC @ The Grey Eagle
10/20 Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
10/22 Austin, TX @ Mohawk
10/23 Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
10/25 Mesa, AZ @ Nile Theater
10/26 San Diego, CA @ The Irenic
10/27 Los Angeles, CA @ Fonda Theatre
10/29 San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
10/30 Oakland, CA @ The New Parish
11/01 Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
11/02 Vancouver, BC @ The Imperial
11/03 Seattle, WA @ Neumos
11/05 Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue
11/06 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
11/08 St Paul, MN @ Amsterdam Bar & Hall
11/09 Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon
11/10 Detroit, MI @ El Club
11/12 Toronto, ON @ The Opera House
11/14 Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
11/15 Burlington, VT @ ArtsRiot
11/16 Holyoke, MA @ Gateway City Arts
11/17 Boston, MA @ Royale
11/30 Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
02/07 Liverpool, UK @ Phase One
02/08 Dublin, IE @ The Button Factory
02/09 Glasgow, UK @ St. Luke’s
02/10 Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club
02/12 London, UK @ Evolutionary Arts Hackney (EartH)
02/14 Bristol, UK @ Thekla
02/15 Brighton, UK @ The Old Market
02/17 Wiesbaden, DE @ Schlachthof
02/18 Brussels, BE @ Botanique (Rotonda)
02/20 Hamburg, DE @ Molotow (SkyBar)
02/22 Berlin, DE @ Lido
02/24 Prague, CZ @ Underdogs Ballroom
02/25 Zurich, CH @ Bogen F
02/27 Barcelona, ES @ Razzmatazz (Sala 3)
02/28 Madrid, ES @ Sala El Sol
03/02 Paris, FR @ Point Ephemere
03/04 Cologne, DE @ Bumann & Sohn
03/05 Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
03/06 Groningen, NL @ Vera

House Of Sugar is out 9/13 via Domino. Pre-order it here.