In the two years since pop alchemists AlunaGeorge – aka singer and lyricist Aluna Francis and producer George Reid – released their critically praised debut album, Body Music, they’ve barely stopped.
From world tours to festivals, to Katy Perry support slots, collaborations (2015’s To Ü with Skrillex & Diplo) and chart-slaying remixes (DJ Snake’s version of You Know You Like It – one of the most streamed songs of all time), their world has expanded immeasurably from the tiny London studio they started working in back in 2010.
Somehow, in amongst the madness, they’ve managed to find the time to write and record a follow-up album, I Remember, which is out later this month. The album confidently maintains their unique sonic palette – a soulful, pop-leaning take on down-tempo dance and experimental R&B – but also takes it forward into bolder territories. Lead by the dancehall-tinged, ludicrously catchy banger I’m In Control, featuring Jamaican rapper Popcaan, it’s an album that channels their experiences into a delicious mélange of pop styles.