The unstoppable rise of Finnish pop powerhouseALMA continues with the release of new single Phases featuring French Montana today.
Phases – which was premiered as Annie Mac’s ‘Hottest Record’ last night on Radio 1 – follows the release of ALMA’s critically acclaimed debut single Chasing Highs and debut EP Dye My Hair. Since the release of Dye My Hair, ALMAhas garnered over 150 million combined Spotify plays, while the release of Chasing Highs has seen her become a mainstay on UK radio playlists across the board, top iTunes singles charts in territories around the world, and be awarded certified Silver status in the UK (with sales of over 250, 000).
Produced by Charlie Handsome, (Drake, Mac Miller), and featuring rap heavyweight French Montanta, the turbo charged Phases is set to continue ALMA’s incredible momentum as she leads the charge of a new generation of fierce, female led pop music.
ALMA has been championed by everyone from Annie Mac and MistaJam through Interviewmagazine, The Line Of Best Fit and i-D to Elton John. Following on from supporting fellow maverick Scandinavian MØon tour and performing alongside Jorja Smith and The Amazons at the Radio 1 Future Festival, this summer has seen ALMA hit the road to play at an extensive string of Pan European Festival dates (including Reading & Leeds and Bestival), and headline shows such as the recently sold out date at London’s XOYO.
Every so often a new pop star explodes out of nowhere, re-shaping people’s expectations and creating a new page in the rulebook in the process. ALMA – a 20-year old with bright neon green hair, a magnetic attitude and a voice that could demolish buildings – is that new pop star.