AlunaGeorge’s second album I Remember is to be released on September 16th and of course, will feature their smash single ‘Im In Control’ along with the title track and the Zhu-featuring ‘My Blood’.
The duo have certainly swerved into a more dance pop mainstream Major Lazer-esque direction but the tunes are good so hard to begrudge.
‘Mean What I Mean’ comes with guest verses from Dreezy and Leikeli47, who I first encountered on her track ‘Fuck The Summer Up’ two years ago, a track which never quite took off the way I thought it would.
The video for the track was made in the Californian desert and keeps things bright and breezy.
I Remember Tracklist:
1. Full Swing (feat. Pell) 2. My Blood (feat. ZHU) 3. Not About Love 4. Hold Your Head High 5. Mean What I Mean (feat. Leikeli47, Dreezy) 6. Jealous 7. I’m In Control (feat. Popcaan) 8. I Remember (prod. Flume) 9. In My Head 10. Mediator 11. Heartbreak Horizon 12. Wanderlust
Stephen Zhu burst into the new music consciousness with his big electronic track ‘Faded’ last year, a song that has over 63 million plays on Spotify as of today.
That song had a dark-edged gild to it pulsating glide to it while this new collaboration with AlunaGeorge has a similar glowing atmosphere that is trailed with similar digital bass and body-moving piano expressions. Aluna Francis takes the first verse which pulls the focus on her while Zhu’s soft falsetto joins in after. The track has an epic sax solo to commend it too.
The Nialler9 TXFM show airs every Thursday night at 10pm for two hours. You can listen on FM, online, the TXFM app or if you missed it, on the listen back function on the site. Here’s last night’s show…
After their set at Longitude this weekend, AlunaGeorge will finally get to play a show of their own in Dublin on October 16th at The Academy. Tickets €17.35 plus fees on sale this Friday at 9am. Their debut album Body Music is out this Friday in Ireland too. There is a minimix of the album and this is ‘Bad Idea’:
Continuing the four part series this week, in no particular order, in which various artists, media and music fans I trust answer the question: “What are your five best new musical discoveries of the year?” Their answers were then rummaged through by me and I picked a cross-section list of 40 of the most interesting, diverse new artists from their choices.