ALANNA EILEEN – ” Faded Image “

Posted: January 21, 2019 in ALBUMS, MUSIC
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Based out of New Zealand, Alanna Eileen first emerged back in 2015, with a debut EP, Absence. That was followed two years later by Keepsake, and maintaining the theme of a new EP every two years, is set to return next month with a brand new eight-track offering. Alanna’s new single, Faded Image is the latest taste of Alanna’s recording sessions in America with producer Alan Weatherhead, known for his work with Sparklehore & Magnolia Electric Co. This fledgling partnership already seems to bearing a multitude of fruits; the production bringing out all the twanging, intimate beauty of Alanna’s songwriting.

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Atop a backing of easy-paced drums, piano flourishes and warm glides of slide guitar Alanna’s vocal is given plentiful space to shine. Despite her New Zealand roots, Alanna’s is a classic Americana-vocal, pitched somewhere between Marissa Nadler and Tiny Ruins’ Hollie Fullbrook.  Lyrically, it’s a classic piece of country, all lovelorn longing and subtle questioning of where and why things didn’t quite work out. We find Alanna falling back to the comfort of a lovers arms, but knowing she can’t bare to hear them speak another word. Ultimately though, it’s a song about moving on, or at least trying to, “will I ever have you in my life?”, she repeats, seemingly not only unsure of the answer but also whether that’s a good thing. Faded Image is a beautiful track, in some ways almost old fashioned, classic songwriting, which oddly with so little of it about in the mainstream, now sounds quite fresh and exciting: a quiet triumph.

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