Alela Diane: Alela Diane & Wild Divine (3 stars)

Alela Diane: Alela Diane & Wild Divine

Family-made folk album from Diane

(Rough Trade)

Something of a family affair this for Alela Diane’s third album, with husband Tom Bevitori and daddy Tom Menig helping out on, respectively, co-writing and guitar duties. In this patchy yet occasionally uplifting collection, a downbeat Joni Mitchell vibe permeates proceedings, but the shackles are flung off by showing how much fun she can have by rocking out a bit more, especially on the Ron Sexsmith-y ‘Long Way Down’. Even if, like me, you don’t fully trust people with two forenames, you should cast those prejudices aside and give Miss Diane a blast.

Watch Alela at home with her husband Tom here:

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