“I wanted to make something that people could really enjoy listening to and not feel like it was too brooding or too depressing.”
We just discovered Aly Spaltro, also known as Lady Lamb the Beekeeper, the self-given name she used to keep herself anonymous. She wanted to share her sound but didn’t want the attention that might come with it. We can’t blame her, especially with a voice like that. So she recorded 12 songs, burnt them to a few CD’s and left them, along with her email address, on the counter at a local record shop in Maine. But it wasn’t what you might expect from a 19 year old.
But then again, it might. It’s hard to take out emotion and a bit of whine from a soloist who’s recording most of her songs in her own basement while she does laundry. Maine can also get quite cold.
“[The song ‘Aubergine’ is] a little over the top, which is actually why this particular arrangement is a little poppier and maybe more accessible than the song is on my own,” Spaltro says. “I really wanted to take some of the whining out of what I did with the song solo, and open it up to be maybe a little danceable, even. I wanted to make something that people could really enjoy listening to and not feel like it was too brooding or too depressing.”
But now she is 23, and lives in Brooklyn where her incredible voice is backed by a full band who shines the perfect amount of light on her cry. She’s become known for her incredible live performances and has just released her studio debut, Ripely Pine.
We must say, the album is incredible. Well, we’ve only listened to the first six tracks, but we’re absolutely loving what we’re hearing and can’t wait to hear more.