Let This Remain is a new single released by Alana Henderson. She had this to say about its creation: “After a period of post tour decompression it was recorded at a friend’s isolated Irish cottage with the help of Belfast based musician/producer Alan Haslam and using only the most rudimentary equipment; my cello, a Roland Juno-106 synthesizer and a TR-808 drum machine, along with improvised acoustic percussion. (we snapped a pair of shoe trees together for the snare sound.” The lyrics explore the subject of relationships built on the road and the delicate dance that ensues between self-imposed reality and true emotions. In the first few moments, Let This Remain, fools you into believing it’s hardcore folk but quickly changes to reveal more of a very edgy indie sound resulting in a perfect blend of both worlds. While listening, I totally get the earlier career comparisons to Fiona Apple and Joanna Newsome. It’s a truly beautiful track (video to be released soon) that entices the listener with every word and note. It leaves you wanting to hear more and wondering who she is.
Alana Henderson is a singer song-writer from Northern Ireland. The release of her 2014 EP, Wax and Wane, received solid industry recognition and it’s easy to see why. Her versatile talents combined are so impressive without losing any authentic feel regardless of her chosen weapon. You can’t listen to her work and not be blown away.
The success of Wax and Wane led to Alana accompanying Hozier on cello and vocals in over 300 headlining shows including a Grammy performance where they were joined by Annie Lennox. The Billboard Session below showcases their creative chemistry.
Alana chose to contribute 5 random facts about herself for Chasing-Sky: