Aluna is going solo.
The front woman of the duo AlunaGeorge, the British born, Los Angeles based artist will release her solo debut Renaissance on August 28. “When I started looking at all the challenges I face being a black woman making dance I realized I wanted to do more than just create a space for myself – I want all black people to know that the genre of Dance is their heritage and they should feel included and encouraged to create under that banner by expanding the genre to be culturally and racially inclusive,” Aluna said in an open letter she shared on Instagram.
She has also shared the latest single from the project, “Get Paid,” with Princess Nokia and Jada Kingdom. “[The song is] an aspirational celebration about black women and women of color getting paid, in opposition of the reality that we are consistently undervalued for our work.” Aluna explains. “On the other hand, this is a song about believing we deserve to get paid because as society keeps telling us we are worthless, we internalize that notion, which is almost more damaging because it stops us from advocating for ourselves.”
Listen to it below.