“Call Me Crazy” is a chilled out lo-fi pop track that is great for the kick off to summer.
I think this track is perfect for those golden hour drives. The laid back beat and smooth vocals are soothing but also groovy. Call Me Crazy is being released in collaboration with SongAid, a collaborative music and charity project that goes to support WhyHunger’s Rapid Response Fund. All royalties from this track will go towards local food banks and pantries struggling to meet rising demand and adapt distribution to protect their staff and communities in light of the COVID-19 crisis.
From Alge: “I wrote Call Me Crazy pretty much a year ago to the week on a trip with friends. Prior to that trip, I had been working on a contract doing operations for a music streaming service in Chelsea. I knew the end of the contract was coming up and that the job basically had a hard end date on it. Feeling no sense of obligation to anything larger than myself and not wanting to leave any vacation days on the table, I dipped for two weeks to L.A. with my best friends to write songs and experience the present. We rolled up to an Air BnB’d guest house near Venice and started making music on a Bluetooth speaker, smoking really good weed and taking pictures. A bunch of the percussion on this track is sampled from Chris advancing the film on his Canon.
This song was written as a release valve for a feeling I had long felt: my need to recognize and celebrate my own endurance and ability to roll with the punches. Take what comes, focus on the present, keep creating, fuck what anyone else says. The song reaffirms the answer to this question: now where to? Higher up.”
Alge is a New York-based solo artist and producer. His music has been featured in: hilly dilly, earmilk, wild honey pie, paste magazine, ones to watch, spotify fresh finds. His producers credits include fatherdude, anais, dylan reynolds, reza cage
Review by Hannah Schneider