Our Man In The Field, well known as Alexander Ellis, releases an introspective, intimate and deeply soulful new single “Thin (I Used To Be Bulletproof).”
Written as an honest letter to his younger self, “Thin (I Used To Be Bulletproof)” looks back at his life as he realizes how every moment he’s experienced has shaped his life. The introduction starts as someone writing a letter to someone else and as the song continues we get to hear more about his trajectory and desire to inspire someone to make a choice in their lives.
“To me, the person in the song has realised that there is still time left to change their circumstances and get back to who they used to be,” Alexander Ellis explains.
Our Man In The Field is undeniably a familiar and comforting musician as he discovers his own persona and what music speaks to him and his fans.
It’s about choosing your next steps wisely and following your heart. The sounds of the pedal steel, guitar, banjo, upright bass and drums with fine harmony backing vocals come together to channel his inner alt-Americana and Caledonian soul stylings of Van Morrison, Neil Young, Creedence Clearwater Revival and Wilco.