There are plenty of reasons to be alive: Creamsicles, tropical sunsets, and performances of Mozart’s Great Mass in C Minor to name just three. New Mexico’s Attasalina is looking for a deeper one, on the strength of this track.
Known to readers for her work with John Fryer’s Black Needle Noise project, Attasalina has also worked with Daniel Ash and as part of The Seraphim Rising. The red thread linking these projects is the strength of her vocals, which are armoured by life yet flow with the breeze.
“A Reason (To Be Alive)” finds her asserting her very presence. Despite everything, she:
Can’t be denied
A reason to be