Beans on Toast – Alexa | Video

Beans on Toast – Alexa | Video


Essex cult, folk hero, Beans on Toast, is making a statement with his latest video for the track ‘Alexa’.

The introduction to the song is in itself a cunning plan to perplex the digital snoop sitting in our homes: “This one’s got an intro that goes “ALEXA play Beans on Toast… ALEXA” so nobody can listen to it on their Amazon Echo.”

With a dry wit running through his lyrics, Beans dissects the disparity between society’s desire for online privacy whilst willingly placing ever-monitoring home assistants within our homes. Our digital home-helps allow us to find entertainment and make purchases with ease.

In a standout line Beans sings of his Amazon deliveries, they come ‘Individually wrapped in cardboard packaging, five times the size of the item it was carrying’. To reflect this truth, much of the video was made with cardboard boxes from Amazon deliveries.



‘Alexa’ is taken from Beans on Toast’s forthcoming new album ‘A Bird in the Hand’ due for release on December 1st. The release forms the artist’s tenth studio album and is produced by Mumford & Sons’ Ben Lovett.

Pre-orders are open now for ‘A Bird in the Hand’.

A record store tour is taking place to promote the new album with free entry for those who pre-order. Tickets are also available from the link above. Dates take in the first week of December.


1st Dec Nottingham Rough Trade – 3:00pm
2nd Dec Bristol Rough Trade – 7:00pm
3rd Dec London Rough Trade East – 7:00pm
4th Dec Deal Smugglers Records – 6:30pm
5th Dec Brighton Resident Records – 6:30pm
6th Dec Kingston New Slang – 9:00pm
7th Dec Southsea Pie & Vinyl – 5:00pm

About Beans on Toast | Alt-folk troubadour Beans on Toast twisted an age-old genre with a D.I.Y. approach and contemporary concerns. The musician, real name Jay McAllister, first came to the public’s attention after opening Glastonbury Festival in 2005. As a self-professed “drunk folk singer,” McAllister quickly found a home and an audience on the festival circuit, but it wasn’t until 2009 that he released his debut record. Fans’ patience was rewarded with Standing on a Chair.

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