Today, Christchurch-based musician, Alanna Eileen, releases the gorgeous track, The Guide, a song taken from her upcoming new album.
Originally from Australia, the singer-songwriter re-located to New Zealand after working with Lyttelton producer Ben Edwards, in 2016.
She told Script & Sound Magazine, the beautiful, soulful song was written shortly after the move across the Tasman.
“I was living in a little room overlooking the harbour, and I'd often write in the evening as the sun was setting over the water below,” she explains. “It's about the contrast between a transient lifestyle and having a home, and also about letting go and allowing healing to happen.”
Alanna has just returned from recording in the United States with Alan Weatherhead (Sparklehorse, Magnolia Electric Co), where they created her upcoming EP, 'Artifice’, due for release on February 10, 2019.
She also recently announced she’s been accepted into an artist residency, which will involve spending two months’ living and working with other artists from around the world in a remote village in north Iceland.
UK and European shows are also set to be announced, starting with London on April 29.
But, in the lead-up to this, she’s busy with local shows, including opening for Adam Hattaway at Christchurch’s Space Academy on February 7.
To check out the new single, head to https://soundcloud.com/alanna-eileen/06-the-guide, as well as her Facebook page, http://facebook.com/alannaeileenmusic for more!