Ali Warren – Head Over Heart (Video)

“Ali Warren steals our impression with this new single. Indie Folk style with influensive background sound patterns and sophisticated lyrics. The artist has made his personal ideas clear enough to recognize a skillful talent in “Head Over Heart”.”

Ali Warren releases the long-awaited single ‘Head Over Heart’ on October 29th. A soul-drenched indie-folk epic, packed with emotion and layers of intricate instrumentation.

Warren’s ethereal vocals have been likened to Jeff Buckley by many tastemakers including Tom Robinson’s blog Fresh On The Net, who also championed Warren’s lyrical post-rock on 6Music and BBC London. He’s had festival appearances at Larmer Tree and Sofar Festival, as well as United Islands Festival in the Czech Republic and made it to the longlist on Glastonbury’s Emerging Talent Competition. Warren also hosted successful folk night ‘Stroke Your Beard’ at The Windmill in Brixton.

Warren says ‘Head Over Heart’ is my way of mourning the loss of my younger self. Of acknowledging the better parts of the person I’ve grown into but missing the less desirable parts of a younger me.

I was always pretty angry growing up. I’ve found that as I’ve got older, I’ve learned to curb that anger…and I’m not sure I like that. I’ve found myself weighed down by the gloomy reality and complexity of it all rather than the optimistic, reckless, youthful view that I could, for my part, change the world.’

Alongside performing, Warren works for the NHS, which although rewarding has been particularly draining during covid. He says ‘The sense of loss and striving for something bigger and better certainly made its way into Head Over Heart.’

Reviewed by Nagamag on November 16, 2021