ALUNA GE­ORGE I

GT (UK) - - CULTURE -

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.

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