The tour is getting ever closer and we’re also getting closer to finding out the fans favourite Alfie Boe song in 2016. Excitingly, all top three songs are new to the top ten this year!
The song you voted in at number three is Trust, from the 2013 album of the same name (thanks Linda W for sharing). Incidentally, this video shows what happens if you pop out during Alfie’s show – be careful!
Trust was written by Steve McEwan and Chris Stapleton and remains the only totally original song in Alfie’s solo career. At the time, Trust offered a glimpse into a possible shift in Alfie’s already ever changing musical journey and as I absolutely loved this album (my review referred to Alfie Boe’s best ever album, and yes, I still think that) I think it would be intriguing to see where a further collaboration between Alfie, Steve and Chris takes us. Chris Stapleton is huge right now on the American Country scene, winning several Grammy Awards this year. I’m not alone in wishing for this, as Trust was nominated by Cathy Sarabia amongst others – and she must be right as she shares my birthday!
Having said all this, I’m aware that although Trust sold well and made it into the top ten of the UK mainstream chart, a fair amount of fans did not feel the same. That didn’t stop fans stating that Trust was their favourite Alfie album in a survey back in January 2015 although it was not the most owned album (that honour going to Bring Him Home). Obviously, this was a small audience response and it would be foolhardy to state that Alfie fans prefer the less classical part of Alfie’s music…although the more classical Serenata failed to sell as well as Trust.
This is a question that will be endlessly debated as long as Alfie continues to confound fans and critics alike with his search for good music; remember, there’s only two types of music: good and bad. Of course, what that doesn’t say is that everyone’s idea of good music is not the same. I mean, Alfie loves Bob Dylan – what’s that all about? And now, how can I even say that with Dylan being the recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature? Don’t all shout at once!
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