Stranded - Alana Henderson
Part of Oh Yeah Centre’s Women’s Work Festival 2019
Cellist and singer Alana Henderson weaves pop, folk and classical elements to craft a sound which is strikingly unique. She 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 created a sound which drew worthy comparison to Fiona Apple, Joanna Newsom and Vashti Bunyan.
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).
2019 sees Alana back with a new EP, her trademark cello now bolstered with shimmering electronics and ghostly slide guitar. As with her previous work, the themes revolve around love and relationships in various states of evolution, but it is the angle from which Alana launches these songs that makes for fresh and vital listening.
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