On the 23rd March 2009 Alessi's Ark release the follow up to The Horse EP. Over The Hill is a quietly captivating dreamy sounding folk pop rock song that is gentle and easy enough on the ears to maybe find itself on mainstream daytime radio. Whilst Alessi has drifted in to the so called New Folk Scene, Over The Hill is a far more straightforward song musically, with not a violin or banjo in sight. There are warm keyboards, twanging county guitars and uncomplicated drums. What sets the song apart is a sweet melody and Alessi’s fragile childlike petal soft vocal. She displays a playful whimsical intonation that sounds like she is singing in her second language, even though she isn't.
Taken from her album Notes From The Treehouse which is due for release a week later, the video for the song sees Alessi at a tea party for her and an imaginary friend and shows that amongst her other talents, she can hang a mean spoon from her nose.
You can find more from Alessi at her Brain Bulletin blog as well as a variety of posts here at Breaking More Waves.