“April” by Alanna Eileen

SOMETHINGGOOD is delighted to premiere the enchanting new single from songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Alanna Eileen — which comes from the Australian-born artist’s forthcoming album Artifice.

With gentle guitar lines and simple synths, “April” is a delicate, folk-inspired track that shines a light on Eileen’s gorgeous, silvery vocals. She provided context for the song in an e-mail:

I wrote “April” when I was living in Lyttelton, New Zealand in April 2018. It’s essentially an interior monologue examining love, loss and leave-taking. I tried to use simple, almost conversational language to cement the universality of these feelings, mirroring reality.

In other words, I wanted “April” to serve as a direct and honest reflection of what I was going through at the time. I didn’t want to shy away from any form of expression that might otherwise have sounded trite or cliched, or to knowingly direct the narrative; I just wanted to preserve my thoughts accurately and honestly, in all their messiness and vulnerability.

Artifice, due out February 10, was recorded with Alan Weatherhead (Sparklehorse, Magnolia Electric Co) at Montrose Recording in Richmond, Virginia, USA. It follows Eileen’s Absence and Keepsake EPs, released in 2015 and 2017, respectively.

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