This new single comes three years on from Alessi's final LP under her Alessi's Ark moniker, and serves as a preview of her next long-player.

"Wives" is a jaw-dropping piece of folk-twanged pop songwriting, with big atmospheric touches and complex layers all tangled together. Alessi's voice is typically stellar, of course.

"'Wives' is a meditation on womanhood and the powerful roles, responsibilities and loving duties all women strive to fulfil in their lifetimes," says Alessi. "Inspired by women in my own family, in my close circle of friends and in the widely woven feminine collective."

"The idea of being someone's wife inspires me to no end," Alessi continues. "Recently I've come to believe that to be married to oneself, to be committed to nurturing our own spirits, will give us the best chance at growing truly loving relationships with our partners. Who are we if we aren't present and loving to our own divine thread in this web?”

"Wives" is out 13 January via Super Fan 99. It's set to be released as a lathe-cut, square-shaped 8" clear vinyl, with "DLD" as a B-side - order one of just 40 copies now.