14 Songs, 50 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Slick, sugary sweet, and fizzing with invention, London synth-pop girl/boy duo Aluna Francis and George Reid’s debut album offers an emotive take on dancefloor-friendly pop. Alive with woozy, sombre electro (the evocative “Outlines” and “Bad Idea”), alt reworkings of ‘90s R&B (“You Know You Like It”, “Just a Touch”), and spacey futuristic pop (“Bad Idea”), the pair’s DIY roots add a bassline of authenticity. Their winning formula comes fully realized on the buttery retro digitalism of “Attracting Flies”.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Slick, sugary sweet, and fizzing with invention, London synth-pop girl/boy duo Aluna Francis and George Reid’s debut album offers an emotive take on dancefloor-friendly pop. Alive with woozy, sombre electro (the evocative “Outlines” and “Bad Idea”), alt reworkings of ‘90s R&B (“You Know You Like It”, “Just a Touch”), and spacey futuristic pop (“Bad Idea”), the pair’s DIY roots add a bassline of authenticity. Their winning formula comes fully realized on the buttery retro digitalism of “Attracting Flies”.

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