Aluna Francis and George Reid’s 2013 debut album, Body Music, was created in isolation, its alluring mix of synth-pop and R&B eked out alone in a dingy London studio. Since then their musical horizons have been exploded by nonstop touring and a hit in America with DJ Snake’s remix of You Know You Like It. Augmented by a handful of collaborations, and more musically scattershot than their debut – Mediator channels Sade, Not Above Love is Blu Cantrell’s Breathe updated, Wanderlust is shimmery chopped and screwed balladry – the outward-looking I Remember feels driven by a thirst to experiment. As a result it occasionally loses focus, but overall the decision to open up has worked wonders.
AlunaGeorge: I Remember review – rich new musical horizons
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