Release Date: Jun 10, 2016
Record label: Naïve
It’s hard to fall for a new artist whose break came courtesy of that bastion of cutting-edge music programming, Later With Jools Holland. But Ala.Ni is a beguiling singer capable of torching lazy assumptions. Somewhere between Judy Garland and Julee Cruise, she is a west London-born, Paris-based former session singer of Grenadian extraction who harks back to a time when songbirds glided on gentle orchestral breezes.