New Release & Video: Alela Diane – Ether & Wood

Today Alela Diane releases her new single Ether & Wood, alongside its poignant accompanying video directed by Michael Palmieri

Ether & Wood is taken from Alela Diane’s forthcoming long-player Cusp – released 9th February – an album about motherhood, and in turn womanhood. For motherhood is one of the most powerful experiences a woman can have, and one that Alela feels deserves to be sung about. As she expands: “I hope that by exploring motherhood in song, I can help demand respect for the life givers we are. Talking and singing about the experience of motherhood is not something I can shy away from. It is the essence of who we are as human beings. This album is my version of women’s work”

Have a watch below…

“‘Ether & Wood’ is a reflection on the different lives that are lived within a lifetime. The doors along the way that often open and close without notice. I live in a very old house, and love thinking about all the people who lived and died within these walls. We’re all in there: the former selves, the lost loves, and the mysterious ones who came before”

Alela plays three shows in London and Glasgow this month, and returns to the UK in April to headline Union Chapel, London (with support from Olivia Chaney). The latter London show is part of a worldwide tour taking in many European cities and with newly announced US shows

See all the UK dates below…

27 January: Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow (Celtic Connections)
28 January: The Mackintosh Church, Glasgow (Celtic Connections)
31 January: St. Pancras Old Church, London
12 April: Union Chapel, London (supported by Olivia Chaney)