Montreal born with a Nashville Southern Touch!
Born and raised in Montreal, Allison Russell imbues her music with the colours of her city - the light, the landscape, the language - but also the trauma that she suffered there. It is a heartbreaking reflection on a childhood no one should have to endure, and at the same time a powerful reclamation - asserted from a place of healing, of motherhood, of partnership - and from a new home made in Nashville.
The record features contributions from many of the artistic family members she has found there including producer Dan Knobler, Erin Rae, Jamie Dick, Joe Pisapia, The McCrary Sisters, Ruth Moody, Yola, and her partner JT Nero.
The songs themselves -- though iron-hard in their concerns -- are exultant: exercising haunted dream like clean bedsheets snapped and hung out into broad daylight, and with the romantic poet's lust for living and audacity of endurance.
In the pressVariety:
Allison Russell’s Beautiful, Harrowing ‘Outside Child’ Is a Musical Memoir Nonpareil
Allison Russell Displays A Bursting Range Of Music On 'Outside Child'
The New York Times:
The singer and songwriter’s debut solo album, “Outside Child,” tells a harrowing story with a survivor’s joy.