Northern Irish artist Alana Henderson has today (October 18th) released her new EP ‘Museum’. Featuring previous critically successful singles ‘Museum’, ‘On Board’ and ‘Anyone’ – the release of the ‘Museum’ EP comes with an updated version of 2017 single ‘Let This Remain’.
Weaving pop, folk and electronic elements to craft a sound which is strikingly unique, the Museum EP is “based on relationships in their various stages of evolution. You have the falling in love, falling apart and looking back, and each song is a different part of that,” says Alana. 2019 sees Alana with her trademark cello now bolstered with shimmering electronics and ghostly slide guitar, influenced by the likes of Arthur Russell (the first person she ever heard using a cello as an accompanying instrument at age 16) and June Tabor, whilst receiving worthy comparisons to Joanna Newsom and Laura Marling.
Latest single ‘Anyone’, combining a snappy cello ostinato, a watertight rhythm section, scratchily cinematic strings a lush vocal delivery ‘Anyone’ showcases not only Alana’s ability to write an earworm of a pop tune, but also her lyrical prowess.
The folk tinged ‘On Board’ also sees her team up with fellow Northern Irish artist and friend Joshua Burnside in a beautiful lament, building from low-fi guitar to a climax of atmospheric and expansive electric guitar, synths and vocals, like distant sirens calling to sailors.
Alana Henderson made her debut in 2014 with ‘Wax & Wane’, an organic, slow-burn success which has amassed 9 million streams to date on Spotify alone. Lyrics that flirt with levity but lean towards the confessional, innovative cello playing, delicate production and a sense of intimacy. A two-year stint moonlighting as Hozier’s touring cellist saw Alana travelling the World paying her musical dues but homecoming brought about a self-imposed hiatus and drawing-of-breath, punctuated by one haunting single release, ‘Let This Remain’ (2017) which will also be included in her upcoming EP.
Listen to ‘Museum’ – BELOW:
‘Museum’ is out now via Front Crawl
3. Let This Remain
4. On Board (ft. Joshua Burnside)