Today, Our Man In The Field, the musical pseudonym of British singer/songwriter Alex Ellis, releases his sophomore album Gold on the Horizon. Gold on the Horizon finds Ellis musing on life and all its nuances. Ellis drops the new track “Feel Good” on release day as well. Listen to “Feel Good” HERE and stream Gold on the Horizon HERE.
“Feel Good” finds Ellis reflecting on his time before music, when he was an actor in London. After leaving his agent to join a prestigious firm, Ellis quickly learned the downsides of being swept up by a big name. Long after shifting from acting to music, Ellis is still waiting for the promises from their arrangement to come to fruition.
Our Man in the Field is currently touring the UK with additional dates in the works. See a list of tour dates below. For more information, visit his website HERE.
Produced and mixed by Tucker Martine (Modest Mouse, Rosanne Cash, case/lang/veirs), Gold on the Horizon was recorded in December 2021 at Flora Recording and Playback in Portland, OR. The album features 11 songs that range from the raw and barren “Come Back To Me” – which showcases Ellis’s soulful vocal harmonies and a sparse arrangement of acoustic guitar and pedal steel – to the spacious mirror ball slow-dance of “Go Easy,” and a full and striding desert noir feel of horns, backup vocals, and baritone guitar through the album opener “Feel Good.” What informs Ellis and Gold on the Horizon is a lifetime of inspiration and the creative space to “wait for something magical to happen.”
Our Man In The Field UK Tour Dates
November 11 – Hollycombe, England – Hollycombe Home Farm
November 25 – London, England – The Slaughtered Lamb Show 1 – 6:30pm
November 25 – London, England – The Slaughtered Lamb Show 2 – 9:00pm
Dec 8 – Leicestershire, England – Great Easton Village Hall
Feb 11 – Sheffield, England – The Greystones
Feb 12 – Birmingham, England – Kitchen Garden Café
Feb 13 – Oxford, England– The Jericho
Feb 15 – Manchester, England – Gullivers
Feb 16 – Glasgow, Scotland – The Glad Cafe
Feb 17 – Newcastle, England – The Cluny
Feb 18 – Saltburn, England – Saltburn Theatre
Feb 19 – Hebden Bridge, England – The Trades Club