Track Of The Day: Ailsa Tully – ‘Drive’

A tranquil alt-folk tune that gently encourages listeners to escape the greyness of their day-to-day reality, Welsh songwriter Ailsa Tully has shared her latest single ‘Drive’. Released via Dalliance Recordings who Tully has recently signed to, the track is a breezy reflection on what it means to break away from the daily stresses of life and exist in a peaceful moment of escapism.

“’Drive’ was inspired by a time when my brain was festering in a boring job,” Tully explains. Through her soft vocals and melodic guitar sounds, she eases the relatable tensions that come with wasting your precious time in an unfulfilling career, finding that “silver lining” in the greyest of situations.

A former guest on our Hoxton Radio show, Tully is deeply influenced by her Welsh heritage. A member of her church choir, she recalls walking across the Welsh countryside and hearing voices reverberate beyond the church walls, which has influenced her own sound to include elements of choral music, folk music and field recordings. ‘Drive’ is the first taste of Tully’s new music, and she’s set to release more singles in 2021.

Listen to ‘Drive’ below.

Follow Ailsa Tully on bandcamp, Spotify, Facebook & Instagram for more updates.

Photo Credit: Adam Whitmore

Kate Crudgington
@KCBobCut

WATCH: Thallo – ‘I dy Boced’

Gentle, soothing sounds and startling visuals come together on ‘I Dy Boced’, the latest release from Welsh artist Thallo. Premiered on Welsh blog Y.Selar last week, the songwriter’s talent for creating sounds that are easy on the ear shines through on her new single.

Roughly translated as ‘In Your Pocket’, Thallo’s new song is a fusion of archaic lore and personal experience, mixing elements of jazz, folk and electronica. Accompanied by a six-piece band and their celestial instrumentation, Thallo sings her pretty lyrics in both the Welsh and English language.

“Described as “a paradoxically bittersweet rose-tinted fantasy” ‘I Dy Boced’ is an intriguing release from an intriguing newcomer. Watch the video for the single below, and follow Thallo on Facebook for more updates.

Kate Crudgington
@KCBobCut