Alex G (Alex Giannascoli) has shared another single, “Cross the Sea”, from his forthcoming ninth album god save the animalsout September 23. Continuing to throw curveballs, the artist’s warped new track is a complete departure from the wispy riffs and nonchalant vocals of “Runner,” yet both shine with unrelenting devotion.
Falling somewhere between disturbing and rather sweet, Giannascoli is an avid martyr to the subject of this song. His manipulated voice glides over a buzzing synth as he promises, “You can leave it to me, oh yeah / I’m walking across the lot for my baby / You can believe in me, yeah.” Giannascoli previously mentioned how “God” features on the album not in a concrete sense, but rather as a general sense of faith. On the quirky single, you can’t help but imagine her as a vaguely Christlike figure, walking on water just to see her smiling baby, ready to step onto the cross, go to the altar, fall to her knees. ..all in the name of sacrificing himself for someone he loves.
Giannascoli will kick off her fall headlining tour in October in Saxapahaw, North Carolina. The tour will conclude with back-to-back shows in his hometown of Philadelphia. A number of shows are already sold out, but you can get tickets for the remaining dates here.
“Cross the Sea” is the third single from god save the animals, after “Blessing” and “Runner”. We rated this last trail as one of the best of the year so far.
Check out Elliot Bech’s acid animation video for “Cross The Sea” below.