Wednesday, August 28, 2013


Elizabeth Morris of Allo Darlin'
Elizabeth Morris of Allo Darlin' performs at The Echo last year.
photo by picksysticks
It's been awhile since we've heard from  Allo Darlin', the UK band known for the infectious, willowy-pop ballads.   Simple in its lullaby melodies, Allo Darlin has been busy recording their new album in London, tentatively titled We Come From the Same Place.  They have a few dates scheduled, possibly to try out their new songs in October.  Until then, to hold you over unitl their new album is released, lead vocalist Elizabeth Morris has released a solo EP.  But don't worry.  Allo Darlin isn't splitting up.  As Morris explains, she wrote some songs that didn't feel like Allo Darlin' songs which written during a turbulent time in her life and she decided to record them. 

"This is not meant to mean anything other than I had these songs, and I didn't know what to do with them. But I wanted them to be heard at some point. "

Much different from Allo Darlin' songs, these Morris penned songs are delicate like the fine, fragile leaves of a dandelion, on the vergeo of being blown away by a slight, cool breeze.  "Optimism" shimmers like morning dew on a rose petal - a moment in time that's short and sweet as Morris sings "You're too young to give up on Optimism. I don't know what to do when you look at me straight in the eye."  It's a light melody that's powerful in its simplicity, playied on vulnerable keys just like "Young Republic,"  inspired by her great-great-great grandmother's 1850's piano.   

Morris recorded with her friend Darren Hayman and this release is only available via digital release at Bandcamp right HERE