Alison Cotton is gearing up for her 4th solo album by releasing a haunting folklore styled song that is 90% vocal only. The track “Violet May” is a dark brooding piece inspired by a trip to Sissinghurst Castle. I’m reminded of the British folk scene in the ’50s and ’60s but behind Alison’s voice, there are shimmers of viola and string creaks. It’s utterly captivating.
“Violet May” according to Alison, is the only straightforward song on her new album “The Portrait You Painted of Me”. The album is due for release on the 20th of May and will see layered vocals, harmonium, viola, piano and percussion. It will largely be carried by Alison Cotton’s hypnotic voice though, like a siren through the fog of folk.
Listen to “Violet May” below. The album is available for pre-order.
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