Allison Lorenzen has historically used her voice to create melodies on more abstract or skeletal compositions. She is one half of synth and percussion duo School Dance but Lorenzen has also wanted to make her own music too. This time for Allison, she uses her voice as a chorus of disenchanted angels and for single “Vale” she also collaborated with shoegaze project Midwife. The track has a stodgy guitar fuzz throughout that never truly uplifts and even more luminous organs back up the guitars and vocals, the song is like a lethargic dirge. In the best possible way of course. The fact that vale can be used not just in the context of mourning, but also a depressed area of land, really conveys the mood of the song perfectly.
“Vale” is taken from Allison Lorenzen’s 2021 album “Tender”. It is the second music video collaboration between Allison and Jack Manzi and the video is inspired by Cormac McCarthy’s “The Road”. Enjoy the lovely video below which takes a roam around nature and places where roads bend back on each other in the Colorado Mountains. Both the single and album are available now.
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