Aluna’s debut solo album, ‘Renaissance,’ has arrivedAluna By Jeremy Paul Bali 1

Aluna’s debut solo album, ‘Renaissance,’ has arrived

Aluna has released her debut solo album, Renaissance, with features from KAYTRANADA, Rema, SG Lewis, Princess Nokia, and, Jada Kingdom, and production credits that include Lido, Scott Storch, Mr. Carmack. As an added bonus, the LP contains a couple of tracks from Aluna’s AlunaGeorge project with producer George Reid.

The 14-track offering includes a particularly saucy serving, “The Recipe,” a swinging collaboration with Haitian-Canadian DJ, KAYTRANADA, and Nigerian artist, Rema, that combines soca rhythms with a sensual vocal interplay from the the British songstress and her African counterpart.

Renaissance was led by four tracks that gained a pre-album release, the two AlunaGeorge collaborations, “Body Pump” and “Get Paid,” the latter with Princess Nokia and Jada Kingdom, “Warrior” with SG Lewis, and Aluna’s latest, the pop-leaning “Envious.”

From ballads on “Whistle,” produced with Mr. Carmack, to island groovers on “Surrender,” produced with Scott Storch, to the pop-focused gold produced by Lido on “Sneak” and “Don’t Hit My Line,” Renaissance reminds us of the vocal prowess of a the newly-minted solo act ready to take off. Aluna is something special, listen to her shine.

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