Weeks after the release of the single “Superior Emotion” and premiere of the video, AlunaGeorge’s highly anticipated EP “Champagne Eyes” is out now on all digital platforms worldwide featuring special guest Caution Clay and Bryson Tiller.
Marking the band’s first independently-released project, “Champagne Eyes” a return to the deliciously twisted electronic soul that made audiences fall in love with the group’s 2013 debut album “Body Music.” Recorded and executive produced by Aluna Francis and George Reid in New York City this spring, it signifies a turning point for front-woman Aluna as a songwriter, marking her emergence as a singular socially conscious voice.
“My identity is a culmination of lots of really particular and diverse ideas and values,” she says. “I’ve decided not to apologise for that any more.”
Infusing their signature sounds with a lyrical exploration of sex, power, and the complexity of identity, the 6-track EP will move your body as well as burrow into your brain. The first single taken from the EP, “Superior Emotion” a slow-burn slice of immaculate R&B with serpentine beats and a deep groove.
“I used the term “superior emotion” [for] when obsession and attraction can trigger a perfect explosion of feelings and then we call it love when it’s not. We complain about it but secretly we want it, It’s really addictive.”
Now fully at ease in her own skin, Aluna’s new music is imbued with a sense of hard-won empowerment and grown-up sexuality. The white-hot Bryson Tiller duet “Cold Blooded Creatures,” is about how a one night stand can be an opportunity for you to explore things about yourself that are inhibited.
Stay tuned for more AlunaGeorge news to come.