– Shades of Cool Magazine (London, UK)
With dream-like vocals and a minimalist piano style, Alana Yorke combines irresistible hooks and captivating rhythmic patterns to draw listeners into her hypnotic and beautiful world. Raised on mid-80’s synth-pop (Kate Bush, Gowan, Enya) and standing on the shoulders of musical visionaries from Philip Glass to Beach House, Yorke is poised to emerge as an exciting new voice in Canadian independent music.
Yorke’s debut album Dream Magic was mixed in Montreal with Arcade Fire’s engineer Mark Lawson and was released worldwide on Paper Bag Records on October 30, 2015. The album received four Music Nova Scotia Award nominations in 2015 and two East Coast Music Award nominations in 2016. “Anthem”, the first single from the album, debuted at #1 on The Strombo Show’s Magnificent 7 on CBC Radio 2 and went on to reach #4 on the CBC Radio 2 Top 20 in 2016. Its official music video was nominated for a Music Nova Scotia Award for Video of the Year in 2016 and is nominated for Fans’ Choice Video of the Year at the East Coast Music Awards in 2017. Yorke is currently working on her second album with husband and co-producer Ian Bent.