Alunageorge: 'boyfriends And Girlfriends Can Get Jealous Of Our Relationship'
Having created many a wave and performed on an abundance of festival stages during the course of the summer, AlunaGeorge’s star shows no signs of waning. Aluna and musical partner George spoke to The Standard on their concerns about people confusing them as one, as well as what the future may hold…
“When we were working together at first I didn’t really see us being a band, I thought, ‘Aluna’s the thing here,” said George. But this was something that Aluna was hoping to avoid.
“I hated the idea of being a solo artist,” she said. “It might be different if I was coming in to George saying, ‘Okay, I’ve got five songs, they’re all about me, now produce them’. But he’s not just the production guy. This isn’t my creative baby. I’m first and foremost a collaborator.”
With many drawing comparisons of their minimalistic sound to the likes of the XX, their wholehearted embracing of silence is something they are becoming well known for.
“It’s so easy to get lost in software; you get to a point where so many noises might be carrying the song, rather than the song carrying everything else. So that’s my excuse for having nothing in there,” said George, discussing the power of minimal US hip-hop from the likes of The Neptunes, and more recently Lil Wayne.
Taking to their tiny recording studio near Ravenscourt Park, George spoke on their close working relationship, and the fact that it isn’t always all too easy.
“Boyfriends and girlfriends get jealous of the amount of time we have to spend together. We both have similar upsets going on,” said Aluna. “Plus my boyfriend’s stopped coming to our gigs because he doesn’t like the things some of the men in the audience say.”
The duo are set to release their forthcoming single ‘Your Drums, Your Love’ on October 15, ahead of their performance at Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen on November 22.
Words: Alya Mooro (@moorizZLA)