After the lead single Long Exposure heralded the release of Heart-Shaped Scars – Allison’s first album in 12 years and her most personal to date – Dot Allison has just released new track, Can You Hear Nature Sing?, out on SA Recordings. This new track originated from a poem written by Dot after her friend and poet Stuart McKenzie recommended some of his favourite poets. Dot spoke with The Fountain about the track in more depth below.

TF: You have a new single out, what has the reception been like to Can You Hear Nature Sing?

It’s been lovely I have had a few artists I respect message me to say it’s ‘gorgeous’ or that they love it… Ted Kessler from The New Q tweeted that he loved the song so I was thrilled about that. 

TF: And can you sum up the track in one sentence? 

Mother Nature opening her arms to catch you when you fall for the ‘myth of separation.’ 

TF: What is your plan for the remainder of the year?

To finish a score I am working on with Anton Newcombe, to get on with our other project and to continue song-writing. 

TF: Where is your favourite venue for playing live, where is the next place you look most forward to gigging?

I loved playing St Barnabas Chapel & the Queen Elizabeth Hall and The Barbican with Scott Walker was an absolute honour … and I look forward to playing anywhere with a decent on stage monitor system .. that makes a huge difference… 🙂