Judging by her debut single Bad Timing, Arlo Day is a purveyor of the down-beat; she makes the kind of melancholy tunes that have just the right weight of heaviness to wallow in a little, without it becoming overbearing. If introspective singer-songwriters are your thing (and we all need a little introspection every now and then, right?) then get ready to immerse yourself in her music.
Hailing from South-East London Arlo Day is the moniker for one Alice Barlow and if you do the smallest bit of digging (one simple Google search) you can find her on Soundcloud with another track called In A Vice. The track is 5 years old and was released under her real name and has subsequently clocked up an impressive number of streams.
Described by those in the know as ‘one of the capital’s best kept secrets’ Arlo has been signed to Domino records and will release her debut EP on the 31st May. She also has a handful of summer shows, including an EP release show at Bermondsey Social Club, London on 6th June and slots at Green Man and Latitude festivals.
For now, take a look and listen to the video for Bad Timing which found Barlow collaborating with her friends Holly Taylor, Elena Isolini and Esther Collins. The visuals (black and white of course, to suit the mood) were shot in the friends’ houses all around South London. Barlow adds: ‘Like the song, the video is based around the disparity of time and hindsight, and how moments of the past can replay in your mind.”
Arlo Day - Bad Timing (Video)