Australian phenom, Alison Wonderland has spent the past few months readying fans for her “Calm Down” EP, released on June 27th. Since then, it’s been playing nonstop in my car, through my headphones and on my poolside speakers – even my “too cool” 15 year old sister can’t turn it off.
With “Calm Down”, Wonderland lays claim to a signature fusion of Pop, Trap and Electro. Infectious vocals and charismatic beats fuel tracks like “I Want U” and “Lies”, while drum patterns and grave lyricism are the foundation of “Cold”. Wonderland weaves trap-influenced beats with the sedated eloquence of cello notes in “Space“, a nod to her time in the Sydney Youth Orchestra. “Sugar High” is, appropriately, reminiscent of the frenzied emotions and breathlessness that accompany too much of a good thing.
With Wonderland singing her own vocals, recording the cello instrumentals of “Space” in her bedroom and collaborating with the likes of Djemba Djemba and Lido, it’s clear that this is one artist not to be ignored in 2014. While “Calm Down” is not yet available for purchase in the United States, she is doing what she can to make that happen as soon as possible. In the meantime, she encourages non-Australian fans to do whatever it takes to get their hands on a copy.
— Alison Wonderland (@awonderdj) July 3, 2014
Check out “I Want U” below and then start scouring the internet for a download – we promise, you won’t be sorry you did.