God bless ALMA!
You’ll no doubt remember the rising Finnish pop powerhouse and her addictive earworm “Chasing Highs” back in March, as well as her sickening collaborations with Sub Focus (“Don’t You Feel It“) and Martin Solveig (“All Stars“). Undeniable jams, without a doubt… and she only continues to impress!
This week, ALMA is back with “Phases,” another infectious dancefloor killer – co-written by Charli XCX and produced by Charlie Handsome [Drake, Mac Miller] – which sees her laying down her down classic-feeling full-bodied vocals over effervescent synths, fluttering atmospherics and a finger-snapping house groove.
“We got too drunk, we got too high/ On the night we graduated/ We got locked up in my bedroom/ And I swear I didn’t fake it,” ALMA confesses to her short-lived fling on the hook. “We got too drunk, we got too high/ Fell in love when we were faded/ Don’t make this complicated/ You were just one of my phases, oh yeah.” French comes through with a solid verse around the 1:50 mark and gives the song a nice extra edge.
In short: It’s pure euphoria. Simple and sweet – LOVE! LOVE!