Formerly known as Alessi’s Ark but now flying under the shortened ALESSI, Alessi Laurent-Marke has revealed her video for ‘Wives’, “a winsome assertion of female independence” and the first single from her forthcoming new album Love is the Currency.
“Wives is a meditation on womanhood and the powerful roles, responsibilities and loving duties all women strive to fulfil in their lifetimes. Inspired by women in my own family, in my close circle of friends and in the widely woven feminine collective.” says Alessi.
Contrary to what the song title may suggest, Wives is a call to self-reliance and respect, rather than the pursuit of validation through others.
“The idea of being someone’s wife inspires me to no end. Recently I’ve come to believe that to be married to oneself, to be committed to nurturing our own spirits, will give us the best chance at growing truly loving relationships with our partners. Who are we if we’re aren’t present and loving to our own divine thread in this web?”
The single release features another new album track ‘DLD’ and will be released on download and an extremely limited 8″ lathe cut vinyl, manufactured for Super Fan 99 in Tuscon Arizona. Due for release 13th January 2017.