Awake is the highly anticipated second album from Sydney-raised, Los Angeles-based electronic DJ, producer and classically trained musician, Alison Wonderland.
Coming off the release of her 2015 smash hit album ‘Run’, Awake sees Alison Wonderland grow as an artist, create engaging music, and diverge into a deeper aura of soundscapes.
Taking what she has learnt over the past couple of years, working with the likes of M-Phazes, Lido, Dia Lipa, Alison Wonderland has kept fans anticipated as to what she was going to release next. That day finally came when Happy Place was released to the world in November 2017, which serves as the first taste of what was to come off Alison Wonderland’s second album Awake.
Happy Place essentially a song that lets Alison let go of all her demons and – as the title implies – takes you to Alison’s very own happy place, a place full of deep and brooding electronic vibes, intertwined with Alison’s soaring vocal range and impeccable digital production; full of synths, drum beats, bridges, building glass-smashes, and Alison’s signature “Fuck me up on a spiritual level!” phrase taking prominence throughout the track.
“Here is my happy place. Letting go of all my demons.”
Church is an epic song. In scale and visuals, Alison explains how she “just wanted to go bigger and really push myself.” The music video and single also showcases Alison’s most honest lyrics to date, “realising your self-worth, when the person you’re with doesn’t,” explains Alison on the story of Church.
“I just wanted to go bigger and really push myself,” she explains. “Vocally, I can hear a massive difference. I’m a lot more comfortable with my voice now and I’m not afraid to get on the mic and just go for it.”
I am biased when it comes to Alison Wonderland. Alison is an amazing talent and Church is just another example of how underrated she is.
Having already given fans a taste of Awake with the releases of Happy Place and Church, Alison Wonderland has released with another beat-heavy, electronic pop offering that explores subject matter that is close to home for a lot of people.
Speaking on the release of her forthcoming second album, Alison explains how she “wanted to go bigger and really push” herself this time.
“Vocally, I can hear a massive difference. I’m a lot more comfortable with my voice now and I’m not afraid to get on the mic and just go for it.”
Coming off the release of No on March 3, High sees Alison bring a much needed sublime-vibed offering that is synth heavy and vocal-minimal.
“I felt like this song had a certain spirit and wanted people to feel like they were going on a journey with us,” explains Alison Wonderland about High.
Commenting on working with Trippie Redd on the project, Alison explains how it was important for her to “vibe with an artist before” collaborating. Adding, “When he heard this song it was very organic and he jumped in the booth and we walked out feeling that we had something special.”
To celebrate the release of the album, Alison is having a couple of launch parties, which you can see below.
Wed 2 May / Civic Underground, Sydney – pre-order album HERE* for tickets
Thur May 3 / Boney, Melbourne – pre-order album HERE* for tickets
Fri May 4 / The Brightside, Brisbane – pre-order album HERE* for tickets
*Strictly Limited Tickets – first in best dressed.