The London-born, Paris-based singer draws inspiration from her uncle, a British ’20s and ’30s cabaret star by the name of Leslie “Hutch” Hutchinson, and writes her own songs in the style of the standards he sang. You & I, her debut album, reverberates from the same spirit: It captures and conveys a reverent love of early-20th-century music, while injecting those sounds with charisma and charm well suited for any era.
Romantic poetry set to music can never go out of style, for it describes fundamental human emotions in a creative fashion. With the conceptual collection You & I, vocalist and composer ALA.NI presents a beautiful blend of chanson inspired lyrical rhythm, laced with vintage American jazz. Able to capture the essence of love in song, she conveys the moods of joy and sorrow, and the grey area in between.
Her vocal quality and style could be defined as a film noir interpretation of Billie Holiday meets Edith Piaf, both imaginative, and emotive vocalists; but any comparison would be superficial, for ALA.NI is an eccentric and eclectic singer, with a unique story to tell.
Official page: http://www.ala.ni/