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2018 release. Alela Diane returns with Cusp, the long-awaited follow up to 2013's critically-acclaimed About Farewell. Whilst both albums could be described as born of love, Cusp is perhaps love at it's purest, and most complex - for in music, one of the most transformative experiences a woman can have is also an unspoken artistic taboo: Have a baby if you must. But for goodness' sake, don't write songs about it. Portland, Oregon based singer songwriter Alela Diane has a problem with that. "This music is about motherhood," Alela says of Cusp. "Even just by saying that, it feels like people will write you off. As women, our music is sold based on our sex-appeal. There's a lack of spaces for women to move into that aren't based on appearance. Those are conversations I'm interested in having." Cusp was written in January 2016 in a small cabin deep within snowy woods where Alela resided during a three-week artist residency at Caldera, Oregan, alone for the first time since becoming a mother. A broken thumbnail resulted in Alela's signature finger-plucking being replaced by songwriting on a grand piano, resulting in the most piano driven album of her career, fueled by that energy that only comes with facing and falling in love with something new. Cusp explores the weight and beauty of creating life, with Alela refusing to stray from her perspective as a mother and woman. Cusp was recorded at Flora Playback, produced by Peter M. Murray and mixed by Noah Georgeson, with the album also featuring contributions from Ryan Francesconi (Joanna Newsom), Rob Burger (Iron & Wine), Peter Broderick, Heather Woods Broderick (Sharon Van Etten), Luke Ydstie (Blind Pilot), and Daniel Hunt (Neko Case).

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Albatross
  2. The Threshold
  3. Moves Us Blind
  4. Émigré
  5. Never Easy
  6. Song for Sandy
  7. Buoyant
  8. Ether & Wood
  9. Yellow Gold
  10. So Tired
  11. Wild Ceaseless Song

Product details

  • Audio CD (February 9, 2018)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Alela Diane
  • ASIN: B078CJ15P8
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #26,030 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
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