Alex Lahey – Congratulations [Video]
Alex Lahey is one of Australia’s most exciting young artists, and she’s back with the highly satisfying “Congratulations,” capturing the all-too-familiar feeling of when your ex (or in Lahey’s case, exes), moves on and settles for someone new. Alex made herself a name with her uncanny knack for creating catchy songs, delivered with her beautiful alto vocals, and spiking them up with confessional lyrics. Here’s a taste:
There’s no mistaking // That I’m shaken // By your lightning // Change of heart.
Sometimes you don’t even see it coming, and yet it happens, as Alex explains:
Two of my exes got engaged within an improbably short space of time of one another. What are the odds? I couldn’t not write a song inspired by it.
The lo-fi anthem is accompanied by a “deeply unhinged” video, Lahey’s words, written by herself and co-directed by Jon Danovic. She says about the creative process:
It felt like the perfect time to execute a long standing concept I had of making out with myself on camera. Now both the song and the video feel like a message about choosing yourself over anyone else.
It’s so much fun to see how Alex flips things on its head and turns the loss into a gain. I can’t help but smile when the clip ends. Well done, Alex! Listen to “Congratulations,” our Song Pick of the Day, and check out the lovely video:
Catch Alex Lahey on tour while supporting Manchester Orchestra on some gigs of her UK leg.
Photo Credit: Pooneh Ghana