Rising pop sensation ALMA shares incredible remix from Le Youth for smash single Chasing Highs. Los Angeles based Nü disco producer Le Youth creates a feel good floor filler with 90s flair. Finger clicking beats mixed with peppy 80s synths make for a sunshine hit.
The 21-year-old Finnish powerhouse (currently working with MNEK, Rudimental, Charlie XCX, Sub Focus and 2 Inch Punch) needn’t worry about clichés: with her long, electric-neon hair, baggy punk attire and ‘zeros fucks’ magnetic attitude she is everything but the stereotypical pop princess. “She looks like a cybergoth reimagining of a young Adele and sounds like Beth Ditto had she been raised on tropical house,” The Observer wrote recently – they hit the nail on the head.
Chasing Highs, which was premiered on Radio 1 by Mistajam as his ‘Hottest Record’. It has already notched up over 17 million global streams and is climbing up the airplay and Spotify charts around Europe, and follows the release of Alma’s debut EP, Dye My Hair. Since the release of Dye My Hair, ALMA has notched up over 100 million combined Spotify plays, with the title track of the EP scoring a no. 1 on iTunes in ALMA’s home country, a top 10 in Germany’s singles chart and extensive support from Radio 1 (including a recentplaylist addition) in the UK.
ALMA has been championed by everyone from Annie Mac and Mistajam through Interviewmagazine, The Line Of Best Fit and i-D to Elton John. She’s supported fellow maverick Scandinavian MØ on tour, and performed alongside Jorja Smith, Nadia Rose and The Amazons at the Radio 1 Future Festival. February saw her win two out of the five awards she was nominated for at the EMMAs (Finland’s answer to The Grammys).
ALMA recently joined Ray BLK on the bill for theAnnie Mac curated AMP Collected night at the Jazz Café. An extensive run of headline dates and festival appearances across the UK and Europe follows this Spring, including a headline show at London’s OSLO (on 16th May) and an appearance at the Great Escape Festival (on 18th May). See below for more details.