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Exclusive Album Stream: Alessi’s Ark - Time Travel

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Alessi Laurent-Marke is the 21 year-old wunderkind behind Alessi’s Ark, the vehicle for her folk-tinged songs of truth, joy, anxiety and despair. At just 17 Laurent-Marke released her first album, which she recorded with Bright Eyes’ Mike Mogis; in subsequent years she toured with fellow folk-influenced acts such as Laura Marling, Mumford & Sons and the Willkommen Collective. Despite only releasing two studio albums, Laurent-Marke is already a veteran — the songs on Time Travel ring with her mellifluous, whispery voice that sounds as natural as it does achingly beautiful.

Time Travel is the sound of a musician coming into her own, at the tender age of 21. Her songwriting belies her age, and her lyrics—mostly a collection of Laurent-Marke’s homespun musings—broach subjects of emotional depth with subtlety and maturity not often found in music so sweetly melodic. This month, enjoy Rdio's exclusive Time Travel stream add it to your collection and share it with your friends. Alessi’s Ark is an act that simply must be heard.