“Imagine finding a box of age-mottled, sun faded Polaroids from the late 60ʼs Laurel Canyon, pictures of a bohemian princess dancing through the Summer of Love, well that, but in a song.” - Dave Franklin
The single ~ release date 15-01-2021
“Magdalene” is the lead single from Welsh singer-songwriter Jane Allison’s forthcoming album “Like Magdalene”. This is Jane’s third collaborative album with producer Alonza Bevan of Kula Shaker.
The most breezy song off the album , Magdalene offers a window on a long forgotten past, a reminder of simpler times.
The story of Magdalene who’s seductive charm and wild abandon mien soothes the pain and sorrows of all who enter her world. A call to surrender to the Queen of Love promises reconciliation, felicity and liberté.
Jane’s performing career spans the creative landscapes of music, theatre, TV & film with notable roles and appearances under her belt, she is an accomplished musician, actress and writer in equal measure. Her continued comedy writing partnership with dark star Julia Davis traverses subjects of death, illness and the wincing, pathetic absurdity of human relationships with surreal imagination and gallows humour. This darkness is also expressed in her music with heart tugging and reflective brooding drama, oft times laced with a hope-filled chaser, sweet with the taste of optimism. Country tinged and electric folk upbeat bars, fool you into thinking that the songs are nice, lightweight ditties, but biting, eloquent lyrics soon reveal withering accounts of doomed romance, faded dreams and dark obsessions.
The upcoming album “Like Magdalene” written on the banks of the Landwehrkanal in Neukölln, has been described as infectious and seductive 60’s inspired electric folk rock, laced with plaintive motifs of providence, dissolution & displacement that runs through like an idée fixe. Her first two albums were welcomed with open arms, rave reviews and lots of radio airplay across the Americana, Folk & Country music community in Europe, UK and the USA and were featured on Spotify’s “New Music Friday” playlist. Jane approaches both her songwriting and character roles with a sheer heart-on-sleeve honesty and vulnerability that only comes with a complete baring of the soul. Authentic and diligent she is an artist utterly committed to her craft. Her latest television role is as geeky cryptanalyst ‘Mary Needham’ in Nick Mohammed’s comedy “Intelligence”. Starring alongside David Schwimmer, Jane has the audience both laughing in the aisles one minute, then choking back a surprising tear in the next! Other acting credits include award winning cult classics Sally4Ever, Hunderby, Nighty Night, Slaughterhouse Rulez and A Fantastic Fear of Everything.
“Magdalene” the single, is available on all digital platforms from 15th January 2021
"A gorgeous song, mixing musical elegance with lyrical eloquence" Dave Franklin