Love is what inspired Ali to pick up the guitar and start writing her own songs at the age of 14. Inspired by artists Laura Marling, Damien Rice, and Nick Drake, Ali wanted to evoke warmth and serenity with the finger-picked melodies she wrote. She writes all her own lyrics that circulate around the themes of nature's power, intuition, and the bliss and sorrow within relationships.
Ali mainly performs with her Guild M-20, but occasionally will record her songs with the sounds of her blue Fender Stratocaster, a vocal looping processor, and random instruments she finds at thrift stores. Recently, Ali has become passionate about sound-recording and has taken charge of releasing her music digitally. Her most recent release, "Dwell", as well as single "Reconciling" and 5-song EP "This Wind," were completely written, recorded, and mixed by Ali in her cozy closet nook at home.
Ali describes her creative process as finding “homes” within her songs—somewhere she can retreat in order to make sense of all of life's chaos. Her sensuously atmospheric recordings transport listeners to serene sonic landscapes, soaring above a valley or swaying like a boat on the ocean. Inspired by the desert landscape of Joshua Tree and the dense forests of Oregon, Ali wrote "Dwell" as a reminder that, like these beautiful places, music is a place where she feels a sense of belonging.
In 2016, Ali experienced a life-altering summer. At the end of July, Ali’s father was run over by a car on I-5. Fortunately, he survived and after spending six weeks in the hospital next to her father’s side, Ali realized that she needed to make the most of her time on this earth. She dropped all her classes and began doing what she loves most: writing and recording songs in the comfort of her bedroom. This is where the songs of "Dwell" were born.