Alessi’s delicate, understated vocals are full of so much feminine power and take the lead on “Devant moi”, lending itself to a completely new realm for Alessi. Sung-spoken, and tenderly delivered in French (a mother tongue for Alessi) she describes this territory as a long wanted desire to deliver such honesty and intimacy similar to a lot of classic French recordings by Francoise Hardy, Jacqueline Taeib and France Gall.
Alessi’s Ark is primarily a woman, seeking inspiration from glimmers of life which many of us never seem to take notice of. The exploration of Mother Nature has been a key theme in Alessi’s work but Devant moi takes Alessi into new territory: true love. In her own words…
“Devant moi is the connection felt between true partners, taking that leap and being open to love with another being. I feel such a strong connection to water when swimming, the ground when walking, it’s so visceral, physical, intimate, medicinal… but only to a point. Devant moi is about being ready, at last, to share intimacy after a long period spent alone in connection with nature only”.
It’s been a slow burning, shimmering process for Alessi’s Ark. A name and voice which has been built upon years of resilience, adventure, triumph and change. From starting out as a young woman of 16 years old, Alessi has since toured extensively in the UK, Europe, US and Japan in support of her
releases with M.Ward, Jenny Lewis, Mumford & Sons, Laura Marling, Sharon Van Etten and John Grant, amongst others. Her releases have won acclaim from BBC London, BBC 6, XFM, WFMU, DubLab, KEXP and previous LP ‘Love Is The Currency’ was warmly welcomed by MOJO, Guardian,
Best Fit, Clash, The 405.