Alex Lahey – Congratulations [Video]

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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:

Connect with Alex Lahey and add “Congratulations” to your playlist as we add it to our #glamglarepick playlist on Spotify and AppleMusic:

Catch Alex Lahey on tour while supporting Manchester Orchestra on some gigs of her UK leg.

Photo Credit: Pooneh Ghana

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