Lael Neale - Acquainted With Night

Lael Neale - Acquainted With Night

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Lael’s new album Acquainted With Night is a testament to this poetic devotion. Stripped of any extraneous word or sound, the songs are lit by Lael’s crystalline voice which lays on a lush bed of Omnichord. The collection touches on themes that have been thread into her work for years: isolation, mortality, yearning and reaching ever toward the transcendent experience.

Lael grew up on a farm in rural Virginia but for nearly 10 years called Los Angeles home. Those years were spent developing her songwriting and performing in venues across the city but the right way to record the songs proved more elusive. She says, “Every time I reached the end of recording, I felt the songs had been stripped of their vitality in the process of layering drums, bass, guitar, violin, and organ over them. They felt weighed down.

Normally a morning person, Lael recorded most of these songs in the darkening of the early evening, and so became ‘Acquainted With Night’.