Alela Diane hails from bohemian hamlet Nevada City, northern California, home town also to childhood friend Joanna Newsom. Her voice conjures shades of Sandy Denny. Her expansive musical ambitions are partial to big universal themes within a traditionalist aesthetic - unlike Newsom's idiosyncratic not to say rococo microverse - taking in nature, childhood, family, friends - Denny again.
To Be Still does not exist to fire up parties. Its purpose is to enchant, to beguile with perfect little flaws that make the record almost perfect, almost flawless.
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