Briana Marela is a talented young singer-songwriter who creates airy soundscapes with her voice and a formidable array of electronic assistance. Her forthcoming album is titled All Around Us, and will be release this month via Jagjaguwar. The album was recorded in Iceland by Alex Somers, who also recorded Sigur Ros. At times her sound is ethereal, as if fairies were singing for us, and at times it has a more substantial chorale atmosphere. But for me, the effect is always uplifting and peaceful. And that is a very nice thing to discover.
Below we have a stream of "Take Care of Me" and a video of Briana's live performance of "Surrender" at KEXP's studio.
Bandcamp (for 2012 album)