Alex G - the Philadelphia singer, songwriter, and producer Alex Giannascoli - announces his highly anticipated ninth studio album God Save the Animals.
God Save the Animals also includes the previously released track “Blessing,” which received praise from NPR (“delightfully weird, minimalist and dark, it doles out many curiosities over its three short minutes”) and the New York Times (“His predictable unpredictability strikes again… the whole thing is eerie, hypnotic and, somehow, strangely moving.”)
“People come and people go away / Yeah, but God with me he stayed,” sings Alex Giannascoli, the 29-year-old, Philadelphia-based musician best known as Alex G on his new album, God Save the Animals. “God” figures in the LP’s title and multiple of its thirteen tracks, not as a concrete religious entity but as a sign for a generalized sense of faith (in something, anything) that fortifies Giannascoli, or the characters he voices, amid the songs’ often fraught situations. Giannascoli has been drawn in recent years to musicians like Gillian Welch and writers like Joy Williams, artists who balance the public and hermetic and who present faith more as a shared social language than religious doctrine.