Aluna Releases New Song “Warrior” featuring SG Lewis
- London-based singer-songwriter Aluna of the electronic-pop duo AlunaGeorge teamed up with British singer-songwriter SG Lewis to release her second solo single “Warrior”.
The song follows up her debut solo single “Body Pump” released back in April.
“I have seen black women speaking out, putting their lives at risk and enjoying their blackness in a world that does not celebrate it,” Aluna said in a statement. “This song is for you my queens because even when you are being soft and gentle, tender and sweet you have had to fight for that right.”
She added, “‘Warrior’ is a portrait of a woman in the shadows. She has to see herself, instead of waiting for others, by calling on that Warrior spirit, the one that makes us fearless enough to be ourselves.”
- The track will appear on her upcoming debut solo album, which is expected to be released via Diplo’s Mad Decent label later this year.
“Having enjoyed being the main ingredient to many successful dance records, I started wanting to create the whole dish. 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 said of the album. “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 the 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.”
Long-time friend Diplo revealed, “I’ve been a fan of Aluna for years – her voice, her style and her way of putting records together. Having her sign to Mad Decent feels like a family reunion – can’t wait to get these records out to everyone. Huge project for Mad Decent.”
- source : Rolling Stone