Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Comeback Aluna, Comeback George

It's a few years since we heard new material from Aluna and George aka AlunaGeorge. In the meantime, they've worked with Jack Ü and Zhu; while DJ Snake's remix of You Know You Like It (a track first featured on this blog in 2011) finally gave the band a hit in the US.

But now they've emerged like Leonardo DiCaprio from inside that horse, with a brand new song. I'm In Control is a slinky, dancehall-influenced number featuring Jamaican rapper Popcaan (you might know him from Jamie xx's I Know There’s Gonna Be (Good Times)). It doesn't grab you by the balls like Your Drums, Your Love or White Noise - but there's something insidious about that groove that makes me think I'll come back to it time and time again.

Premiering the record on Annie Mac's show earlier tonight, Aluna explained the long wait for new material.
"Me and George have been working on the album and we thought at one point we had it finished. Then, because we're silly musicians, we woke up one morning and said, 'no, it's not done, we have to keep writing'. And then you'd find a new song and you'd be like, 'now that's the bar, now we have to make all the other songs as good as that.' And of course time goes on - but you just keep pushing, keep pushing. [But] when it finally comes out, sometime in the spring, it's going to be as good as you can get it."

The singer is going to be called I Remember, and it features production from Flume and Zhu. As well as George, presumably.

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