April – 54321

Rising Irish starlet April returns with one of the most impressive pop releases of the week. New single ‘54321’ was written alongside Alfitude favourite Matt Maltese, and produced by Danny Casio. Speaking on the track’s lyrics, April says:

“‘54321′ is more about me knowing what I want from someone rather than being hopeless and helpless in love. Matt Maltese sent me a recording of the piano chords over a rough drum beat made by Danny Casio. I wrote the melody and lyrics, recorded vocals on my phone because my interface wasn’t working, and sent them back to Danny to produce it up. He emailed it to us a few days later and I was like ‘woah, time to shake some ass I guess!’ It embodies the more playful, electronic sound I’m mixing in with my songwriting, and is my take on the drum & bass trend that’s returning to music right now, inspired of course by artists like PinkPantheress.”

Fans can also look forward to April’s forthcoming ‘STARLANE’ mixtape (out in September), which was inspired by her move from a small Irish town to London.

Since April’s debut in 2020, this emerging talent has gained the attention of heavyweights like NME and BBC Radio1, and also joined Matilda Mann and Claud on their respective tours.


Live: Matt Maltese at Moth Club

Matt Maltese played a sell-out gig at London’s Moth Club this evening. Stunning vocals and a simple set… Was pretty special.

Matt Maltese – studio 6

Track of the week. Stunned that I have only just now discovered this talent… All I can call this is beautiful music.

Matt Maltese