After testing the major label waters with their sophomore album I Remember in 2016, AlunaGeorge are back on the independent path and celebrate with the release of their new Champagne Eyes EP.
Kicking things off with “Superior Emotion,” Aluna Francis and producer George Reid have packaged it up with a handful of other songs that discusses love, infatuation, hedonism, and the sleaziness of the music industry with a sound more in line with the duo’s 2013 debut, Body Music.
“I think I Remember is the classic second album that some artists don’t return from. It nearly pulled us under in some ways. There are parts of that record I really like, but there are definitely songs on there that I would say had too much external influence in the process,” Francis explained to i-D. “Me and George decided we were going back to doing what we do. We love our downtempo and although we’ve become known for our dance music, which is also a very genuine part of our musical soul, it’s not who we are. We love a good song. I love a good dance as well. This EP is really just to say, ‘Don’t worry. We are who we say we are. Just because we lost our way doesn’t mean we’ve given up.’ This EP is also a thank you to all of our fans for sticking with us. Just forget the [songs] you didn’t like.”
- “Champagne Eyes” f. Baauer
- “Superior Emotion” f. Cautious Clay
- “Cold Blooded Creatures” f. Bryson Tiller
- “Shallow Water”
With features from Bryson Tiller, Cautious Clay, and Baauer, Champagne Eyes can be heard below. Press play and add the EP on your preferred streaming platform.
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•••FAULTY••• What makes us special are our faults -whether we embrace them with dignity and keep moving forward or whether we spend this precious life trying to erase them. Whole industries built upon the tools to eradicate our faults and all we need is to change the way we see them.