Alex Goupil is awash in romantic regret on his bittersweet single Drowning — showcasing today on Tinnitist.
On his most ambitious offering to date, the Ottawa artist sings his heart out about lost love over an incongruously happy-go-lucky instrumental that suggests a light at the end of the tunnel — which is exactly what Goupil was going for.
Fittingly enough, the three-minute serenade was inspired by a move across the pond in 2018. While he was born and raised in Canada’s capital, he moved to England a year prior to the pandemic to pursue his career. It wasn’t until recently — after releasing his first four singles — that he returned home.
Drowning came from an intense inner conflict which left Goupil in a wave of confusion — a classic “should I stay or should I go?” situation. The young musician had caught feelings for a special someone right before his departure, and while he was ecstatic to pursue his dream, he couldn’t seem to get his new love out of his mind. His romantic desires initially made leaving Ottawa “so much harder,” but at the end of the day, “it was the best thing (he) could have done … I got some good song inspirations out of it.”