Bless the digital age, where music quite literally has no boundaries in how it's distributed, and more importantly, how it's made. Cue Alina Baraz, a young Los Angeles-based singer by-way-of Ohio with the voice of an angel discovering her musical soulmate in Danish electronic producer Galimatias. Despite living on separate sides of the Atlantic Ocean, the two have forged a relationship in sound that can't be overlooked, and that's evident on their debut EP.
Urban Flora has been in the works since 2013, when Alina and Galimatias met through SoundCloud, of all places. They first shared a few single record releases before making the decision to create a full-fledged project that properly displayed their stylistic partnership. And that partnership delivers some of the most alluring vibes we've heard in quite sometime.
Alina's sensual vocals and Galimatias' equally ravishing backdrops are a perfect marriage on Urban Flora, which effectively sounds and feels like a dedication to the one in your life. Opening track "Show Me" is the equivalent of a hand moving up the thigh. Next, you're laying down with bae to the sultry "Drift." Is it just me or is it getting kind of hot in here? 😊
The rest of Urban Flora delivers different tones of audio pleasure. The blissed-out state of "Fantasy" will bring a smile to your face like a kiss on the cheek, while sparks fly on the heavenly vibe of "Can I." Then there's "Maybe," where Alina shares a forbidden fruit narrative. "Lies on your lips/But there's love in your eyes," Alina croons over Galimatias slow-burning beat. It's one of those, "If loving you is wrong, I don't wanna be right" moments, and the execution is simply stunning.
Get wrapped up in Alina Baraz & Galimatias' ethereal universe and stream Urban Flora below. The project will be available for purchase tomorrow (May 19) through Ultra Records. Click here to pre-order.