Artist info

Genre

Hip Hop, Indie


Sounds like

360, Pez, Horrorshow, Remi, Allday, David Dallas


band members

AL and the Pigeon


Influences

Shakka, Kev Decor, Bazzi, Yonas, Jon Bellion, Kid Cudi


Website

soundcloud.com/alandpigeon

Bio

SHABBA Music is incredibly proud to announce the release of Sydney Hip/Hop duo, AL and the Pigeon's debut single, 'It's a Shame'. The record is an undeniably rich and sophisticated collection of passionate melodies and is available on all streaming services.

Fittingly recorded in AL’s home studio, the single tells the story of Mr Imagine, a personification of imagination and the quest for creativity in an increasingly cynical world. Not surprisingly, the video takes it back to the classroom – the space where creativity is either nurtured, or renounced in the quest for better grades.

“It’s a Shame” features an infectious chorus of keys and the vocals of Julian Kuo. Mixing jazz grooves with swinging, rhythmic break beats, the single reflects on the loneliness that comes with ambition and big dreams in a world where creativity is often rejected in favour of the status quo.

In rapper/songwriter Alex Campbell’s own words:
“The concept came about in high school. Mr. Imagine was someone I always tried to find to help me dream and escape reality. But I always found he was either very elusive, or always ran away from me when outside pressures forced themselves against him, such as teachers and parents telling me not to focus on being creative because it wasn’t stable, secure or a viable career choice. This song is about creativity and the journey of those in pursuit of it.

“It is the search for imagination (Mr Imagine) and the inevitable – the demise of him on behalf of the teacher in the video clip, who represents education, parenting and tradition.”

The debut project has been five years in the making from production, writing and recording through to the artwork for each track. The fastidiousness and desire for perfection is evident in the pristine sound with well-defined bass, ambient keys and clear vocals. The pair deliver on high quality sound but the clincher lies in AL’s impressive song-writing.

The conceptual story behind The Album shines on each track, taking listeners on a journey filled with metaphorical characters. This sets the debut project apart and prevents this from being just another Aussie rap album.

There’s something cinematic about the storytelling that makes you feel like you are a part of something revolutionary.

‘The Album’ - Coming Soon

Review

Jack Rodgers

10 Aug 2018

50

Incredibly unique track, digging the jazzy undertones contrasted with the modern rap lyrics and styles. Nice surprise 2:30 in which changes the dynamic. Totally believe in this track and I'm hanging off every lyric, these guys are something special.

Incredibly unique track, digging the jazzy undertones contrasted with the modern rap lyrics and styles. Nice surprise 2:30 in which changes the dynamic. Totally believe in this track and I'm hanging off every lyric, these guys are something special.

Review

Gabzilla

04 Aug 2018

50

Love the sound! Looking forward to hearing more from them

Love the sound! Looking forward to hearing more from them

Review

Gabzilla

04 Aug 2018

50

Finallyyy some fresh sick beats!!

Finallyyy some fresh sick beats!!