Alela Diane- About Farewell
Alela Diane’s About Farewell is one of the more somber albums I’ve heard recently. The album was inspired by her recent divorce, and the entire album plays out like a goodbye letter. It deals with regret, sadness, and loneliness in almost every song, but every line feels like a new wound all over again. Some of the lyrics are devastating, a few examples from the title track: “Seven years to you, dear heart, is all that I can give/And I know that without me you’ll find just what you need”, “Leaving is the hardest part – that’s what we’ve always said/Once upon the other side, it’s best not to look back/That’s what we say about farewell”. This is just one example of many lyrics that expose the raw pain of a failed relationship. I had never heard Alela before this album, and as sad as About Farewell is, it seems like a perfect starting point for any new fan. Yes, it may be depressing and melancholy, but it is one of the strongest lyrical albums I’ve heard in a long long time, and Alela’s voice is the perfect vehicle to convey them.
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