Alina Baraz, a 21-year-old singer/songwriter from Los Angeles, brings ethereal melodies to her latest EP "Urban Flora" with Danish producer Matias Saabye Køedt, who experiments with a range of instruments, snags and echoes in an effortless manner.

The artwork alone gives listeners an insight into what can be expected of Alina Baraz & Galimatias. Urban Flora features 8 tracks, laced with smooth tempos and sultry vocals to create a project worthy of the millions of plays it has accumulated since its release. Together, the pair who met on Soundcloud, take a modern approach towards R&B.

Urban Flora is rich in texture, but beneath its layers lays tales of passion, lust and infatuation. “All that you are is all that I need”, Alina sings on Show Me, “I’m all yours.” The duo certainly do not shy away from expressing themselves. Pop-influenced Fantasy breaks away from the rest of the EP and stands out for its ‘easy-breezy’ tone and piano chords reminiscent of everything about summer. The single has raked over 18 million plays across various online platforms, not to mention its recent co-sign from BBC Radio 1’s Annie Mac who gave Fantasy its first UK radio spin. 

Alina Baraz & Galimatias are a musical match made in heaven and their dreamy debut is evident of that. I hope this isn’t the last we hear from them, but in the meantime, I anticipate the deserved attention the two will receive following the release of Fantasy on August 14th via The Full Hundred.

Stream the Urban Flora EP below:

Words by Joyce (@joycelabelle)