Monday, July 29, 2013

Artist of the Day: AlunaGeorge

Body Music came out of nowhere. I mean, I'd heard of AlunaGeorge before through other artists - their feature on Disclosure's "White Noise" was seriously excellent, and Baauer's remix of the group's own "Attracting Flies" turned me on to the group's original work. Even with all that said, though, the group's debut album, Body Music, is incredible. It skirts past straight pop ("Attracting Flies") to reside mostly in the realm of deep, chilled-out R&B, and producer George Reid meshes his skittery beats and subdued basslines perfectly with lead singer Aluna Francis' unique voice. Take "B Ur Boo:" the odd harmonies and echoing clap work to make one of the best songs of the year. Be prepared for more potential coverage of the group in the next few months or so, and expect to love the album.

Stream the album here


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