(Sandy) Alex G’s ‘Sportstar’ is a Lo Fi Charmer [Stream]

(Sandy) Alex G’s “Sportstar” is like a sonic affirmation of the Philadelphia singer’s new persona. “I sing what I wanna sing / I play how I wanna play,” Alex Giannascoli sings on the fuzzy, experimental offering from his upcoming 8th album Rocket, the first since the addition of “(Sandy)” to the artist’s name. Lyrically, “Sportstar” may be a declaration of Giannascoli’s precise artistic vision, but carried by melancholic piano undertones, the song hints at the depths complexities that often stay buried in Giannascoli’s music — never the first thing you hear, but always lurking under the unassuming lo-fi veneer. Check out the video above. Rocket is out May 19 via Domino.