Continuing my love fest for female singer-songwriters, I'd like to present to you a wonderful lady by the name of Ivana XL. She hails from Brooklyn New York and reminds me a lot of Alessi's Ark not only for their striking vocal similarity but their musical stylings too. If you'd ever listened to Alessi and thought "I wonder what she'd be like if she stripped her sound down?". Well this is it. It's raw, it's honest and it's unmistakably pretty. You can find Ivana XL at