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AlunaGeorge - I Remember (Album Review)

Tuesday, 04 October 2016 Written by Milly McMahon

Aluna Francis and George Reid are back. And in fine style. The creative double act behind AlunaGeorge released their first LP ‘Body Music’ back in 2013 and ‘I Remember’ marks a hugely anticipated second coming.

Pushing their unmistakable dancehall/future garage hybrid from day dot into the present, this 12 track journey is electric, adventurous and reference-rich, with diverse and bold inspirations.

With their sound evolving into a new, hyper-dynamic beast, In My Head is a prime example and feels runway ready. The minimalistic, techno-influenced track is layered with Aluna’s assertive, dulcet tones, leading with perfect resonance into Mediator and Heartbreak Horizon, where George flexes his compositional muscles. He plays with powerful instrumentals, boldly stepping up the beats to conjure as much impact as his collaborator’s arresting vocals.

Marking the greatest departure from the pair’s style on previous tracks, the album’s standout is its title offering. Lamenting the faded memories of a love lost, it alternates between being passionate and angsty, yet still hypnotic and romantic. Evocative sensory sentiments represent the couple’s intimate moments and are incredibly powerful.

Aluna also speaks of empowering women in relationships on I’m In Control, an anthem that dispels the dated idea of female assertion as bossy while simultaneously speaking sensitively about vulnerability. Popcaan’s guest spot on the track is also suitably epic and one of a number of hits in this department. Mean What I Mean brings Leikeli47 and Dreezy onto the scene to twist and turn relaxing tempos with Caribbean rhythms, with AlunaGeorge seemingly working effortlessly well with whoever strays onto their radar.

Zhu pops up on My Blood, a fractured electronic ballad that moves mystically. It’s a brave move for AlunaGeorge to adopt this approach and the track is a true love it or hate it taste divider. But its interesting and enlightened end product more than justifies the decision to digress into more left field territory.

Not Above Your Love, meanwhile, is truly AlunaGeorge at their very best. Bouncing along with undeniably catchy finesse, the duo’s ability to hone a chorus that can determinedly stay stuck in the head for days is almost unparalleled. This is an album perfect for raising spirits ahead of darker forthcoming months. Just download and dance.

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