As one half of electropop group AlunaGeorge, 24-year-old Aluna Francis has been spent the past three years touring the world with her music partner George Reid. The talented duo have been regulars at Glastonbury and Coachella, opened for Katy Perry on her Prismatic tour and this fall are hitting the road with Sia.
Now the pair are ready to take over the charts again with their sophomore album I Remember. Hello! Canada caught up with the band's leading lady to talk about the new LP, fierce fashion and why she thinks Sia is slaying the music industry.
It's been a few years since you released new music. What can fans expect to hear on I Remember? We haven’t tried to reinvent ourselves. We’re following the vibe that we were originally known for but we’ve developed our skills. It could be described as sounding a bit bigger and just like with [our first album] Body Music we have different vibes and moods throughout the album. It doesn’t stay on one mood.
What do you admire most about your tour partner Sia? She is just a legend in terms of song writing and how she’s dealt with coming into the public sphere. She’s got a really strong identity and goes against the status quo, which I think is really good. She’s been so successful at that, and it’s so inspiring.
What is your fashion philosophy? My philosophy is to mix things together to get the right balance. I feel if I go too feminine and cute then I just don’t feel like myself. I feel like if you look too cute then you just can’t be outspoken enough. So I always balance that with something that is ridiculous or a little bit more masculine.
Who is your style icon? I really enjoy Iris Apfel. I really love her philosophy on style. She would never tear down somebody else's style. Style is to make you feel good about yourself so if that person feels good in what they are wearing then that's what they should be wearing.
What are some of your essential beauty products? Coconut water for hydration! I also really love a good hydrating mask because on planes you get so dehydrated. My philosophy on skin is to clean it as much as you can then you can put the moisture in. If you don't have really clean skin, then the moisture can't get through the dead skin.