[T]here are a myriad of forms and styles of folk music an artist can use to define their signature sound; traditional, contemporary, Celtic, metal (yes metal is a folk style). Portland, OR musician Alela Diane’s sound is what I like to call “elegant-folk” and the title track from her forthcoming album, About Farewell, sums up that sound perfectly. The song deals with the acceptance of loves lost and the unavoidable emotion that haunts you long after the goodbyes have been said. With that said, the song is more an honest and hopeful look towards the future rather than a bitter afterthought of sadness and anger about the past. Diane’s voice is remarkably beautiful and “About Farewell” is a captivating story of moving onward and upward with your head held high and a graceful guitar by your side.
About Farewell will be self-released June 25th on Alela Diane’s own label Rusted Blue Records.