AlunaGeorge are here to make your #NewMusicFriday even brighter!
Last year, the English duo – Aluna Francis and George Reid – released their sophomore album I Remember (one of 2016’s very best), and this week, they’ve returned with not one, but two new tracks: “Turn Up The Love” and “Last Kiss.”
The first song “Turn Up The Love,” is a uplifting dancefloor killer that organically builds along slow-building synth grooves and finger snaps, leading all the way to what is a genuinely great feeling tropical-infused dance break. To no one’s surprise, the song offers up some effortlessly strong melodies — that “I swear it’s simple, turn up the love” hook is a major earworm – resulting in some rather thrilling musical medicine for anyone in need of a quick pick-me-up. It’s joyous dance-pop in its most purest form.
And then there’s “Last Kiss” a slightly more somber affair as far as production and subject matter is concerned. “If it’s gonna be my last kiss/ I don’t wanna miss it/ If this is my last wish/ I don’t wanna waste it, waste it,” Aluna gently croons across a chilled-out tropical groove.
Both “Turn Up The Love” and “Last Kiss” showcase different sides of the duo’s ever-changing sound, and that is unapologetically intentional: “The creative concept is to release two tracks, one upbeat song and one ballad, to symbolize ‘light and shade’ and highlight the duality of both songs,” Aluna said in a statement. What do you guys think?