ALUNA GEORGE I
This UK duo (she’s Aluna, he’s George) nearly made it big with their 2013 debut Body Music, a slinky mix of synth-pop, UK garage and old-school R&B. For album two they modernise their sound deftly but often derivatively. Hold Your Head High owes a debt to recent Justin Bieber hits; Mean What I Mean’s tropical pop comes off like low-cal Major Lazer. The 90s throwback jam Not Above Love and naggingly catchy single I’m in Control are keepers, but overall I Remember doesn’t quite do this talented pair justice.