Allison Pierce

Year Of The Rabbit

Label Sony Genre America & Canada Cat no. 88985396762

£11.99

Allison Pierce is back with the second chapter of her distinguished career with her new album Year of the Rabbit, an eloquent straight-from-the-heart solo debut. The new album finds Pierce transformed following two decades of recording and performing with her sister Catherine as The Pierces. The duo’s five albums and constant tours brought them critical acclaim and a loyal fan base. But as the years passed, each longed to express herself unfettered by the other and in 2015, The Pierces called it quits, whereupon the sisters launched solo careers. For Year of the Rabbit, Pierce enlisted producer and multi-instrumentalist Ethan Johns (Ryan Adams, Ray LaMontagne, Kings of Leon). The two of them made the album essentially by themselves at Hollywood recording mecca Sunset Sound, in much the same way Johns acted as producer and one-man studio band on LaMontagne’s 2004 debut LP, Trouble. As always, Johns recorded in computer-free analogue mode and the luminous results of this methodology serves to underscore the timelessness of the songs and performances.