Listen to “You Know You Like It” here
Patience is a not only a virtue, but also a necessity in the case of AlunaGeorge‘s under-the-radar R&B hit, “You Know You Like It.” Like a honoring love letter to our favorite R&B girl bands of the 90’s, this sensual track sparks interest as soon as the chorus slides in. The tipping point, at which the listener falls for this melange of old school hip-hop vibes, electro-pop and heavy bass, occurs once all these oddly-paired nuances unite. Their songs, like “Disobey” take on an electronic pioneering quality in the vein of The xx, and The Weeknd.
Listen to “Disobey” here
Certainly, the UK duo–featuring the sweet, airy vocals of unique Aluna Francis and producer, George Reid–could fit right in the indie pop filing cabinet. However, placing them in a restrictive category would only be attempting to place a malleable, ever-evolving peg into a rigid round hole. It just won’t do.