Alela announces “Cold Moon” – a new collaborative album with guitarist Ryan Francesconi.

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Alela Diane and guitarist Ryan Francesconi have uniquely collaborated to create Cold Moon. The two musicians talked at a friend’s show in October 2014, chatting about how they were both experiencing creative standstills. Ryan was lacking inspiration to make more instrumental music, and Alela was at a loss for how to dive into writing a new record after the birth of her daughter. A few days later, Ryan asked Alela if she would be into collaborating and then sent her several recordings of intricate, beautiful guitar pieces. Alela listened on repeat while staring out the window at the changing leaves, initially unsure how to sing even a note over what she heard. Eventually, something clicked. Words came first, and with words, melody followed. Throughout the winter, Alela made trips across town to Ryan’s house to woodshed the songs over cups of tea. Before they knew it, they had a record–a collaboration of voice and guitar with intangible moods and resonances–a collection that calls you to reflect and be hopeful.

A wintry music born in December. And so rose the Cold Moon.

Cold Moon is out October 16, 2015 on Believe Recordings (UK & Europe) and Rusted Blue Records (everywhere else)

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Recorded at Mississippi Studios in June 2014

About Farewell B-sides and Scenic Burrows Session Out Now

Portland, OR- based folkstress Alela Diane will be releasing a digital EP on June 17th in the US entitled About Farewell B-sides and Scenic Burrows Sessions. The EP serves as a companion piece to last year’s full-length About Farewell, and completes her soul-baring song cycle about love and loss as informed by a divorce. The EP features two beautiful new songs, “The King” and “The Girl in Gray”, recorded during the About Farewell sessions, as well as acoustic renditions of a few of the album tracks. In the meantime since About Farewell’s release, Alela has found new love and celebrated the birth of her first child. She has just embarked on a summer tour of Europe with her family in tow, and is finding new inspiration in motherhood as she begins to write towards her next album. These B-sides and acoustic sessions will also be released as a bonus edition to the About Farewell album on Believe Records on June 16 in Europe, and June 23 in the UK.

opbmusic session is live!

Recorded at the Historic Old Church in Portland, Oregon, June 26. 2013.

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