After his incredible performance of the brand new single ‘If They Only Knew’ on The Voice Australia, Alfie takes it on the road with the ‘Live and Intimate’ tour, playing Bird’s Basement on Friday 29 September.
Inspired by the unguarded honesty of artists like Daniel Merriweather, Adele and Sam Smith, Alfie Arcuri has channeled a defining experience into a powerful statement of acceptance.
‘I never intended ‘If They Only Knew’ to be a single, but it ended up affecting me the most. When you feel heartbreak for the very first time, it’s the most extreme emotion, other than being in love. I can’t explain how it makes me feel that I’ve written it and hopefully people will connect to it the way I have,” says Arcuri.
Alfie has never gone into a songwriting session to write a hit. It has always been about having to tell his story. After spending the last year collaborating with songwriters both locally and in the US, he has tapped into a surprising and vulnerable space. “I grew up in the closet and as a teenager I never thought I’d ever have a relationship. I only came out five years ago but as soon as that happened, I found love almost instantly. However, that relationship was misunderstood by my partner’s parents, because they didn’t accept or understand it, and so we were forced to break up. What we experienced was so beautiful, and if they only knew how innocent and pure it was, we might still be together.”
Alfie showcasing his stories and original music in the intimate setting of Bird’s Basement is a show not to be missed!View More Upcoming Shows