Aluna is the solo project of British, London-based singer-songwriter Aluna Francis, better known for her work with AlunaGeorge with the producer George Reid. She announced the release of the first full-length which will be out later this year. We already shared “Body Pump”, “Get Paid” and “Warrior”; “Envious” is a new excerpt. Watch the official video below.
Speaking about the new song, Aluna reveals, “I think people really need this song right now because I believe it’s my best ‘cry dance’ song; a style I coined to describe that exquisite feeling when all your emotions are released while dancing so you cry at the same time. I feel like in these times people need that at least once a day!”
On stepping out solo, the British born, Los Angeles based artist shares: “In the past when performing on the stages of my white male peers, I always felt like a visitor being one of the few Black women I could see, so it never fully occurred to me to claim dance music as my music, as an artist, even though it was at the heart of my connection to music.” She continues. “Then I looked at the history of dance music and saw how, for example, Chicago House, known as the invention of house music, was pioneered in the Black and Latino LGTBQ+ communities which gave me inspiration to stake my flag in the ground as a Black woman in dance music by taking control of production and songwriting with my own vibe.”