With his background creating karaoke, film, and sound sample tracks, it’s little wonder Welsh singer-songwriter Ali Lacey’s debut album, Birthplace, has cinematic sweep. A.k.a. Novo Amor, Lacey’s songs ebb and flow among sighing reveries, lush atmospherics, chamber pop, folkie interludes, and cascading rock, often pausing for effect before exhilarating crescendos. Acoustic guitar picking morphs into zinging strings, percussive thunder, or blaring horns, all while his falsetto vocals waft above the fray, reflecting on the past, losses, and heartache with blissful melancholy. Gia Margaret opens.