Alessi began making music at 14. She decided to leave school at 16 and pursue a musical career. Her parents supported her decision on the proviso that she return to her studies if nothing happened after a year, so she wrote and recorded a handful of songs and took any bookings that came her way. "I played anywhere and just felt lucky to be asked," she says. "Then it all seemed to happen fast. EMI came on board, and I was asked who I would like to work with. I instantly thought of Mike Mogis, who is in Bright Eyes and has produced a lot of my favourite records. I met him and liked him straight away. Not long after that we started working on the album in Omaha..."
Alessi, her Ark presumably