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BY CONTRIBUTOR TRE FLOREZ
AlunaGeorge feat Cautious Clay - Superior Emotion
The UK music duo AlunaGeorge (made up by vocalist Aluna Francis and producer George Reid) was made world famous, by a DJ Snake remix of her club anthem: You Know You Like It. The release of their latest EP titled Champagne Eyes, is a bit different from what we have come to expect from the artist. At six tracks complete, this EP hits many different genres; but resembles a blend of BPM, all the while being classified as R&B.
The song that stands out the most - Superior Emotion - also features one of our Muze Mondaze selected rising artists: Cautious Clay. In this new synthesized love duet, there is a certain level of calmness in the midst.
AlunaGeorge starts the song off with a poetic dedication to her love. Essentially, admitting that she gets an unneeded, yet welcoming sense of emotion and empowerment, from her lover:
“Battle with my instincts
With the second verse, Clay gives the singer exactly what she needs; while clay also admits that he’s a very patient lover and friend. In his response, he feels the same way about her
“You're something like a model
Both are feeling the motion of the emotions; one that is greater than normal, or as the artist would put it, superior. The lyrics to Superior Emotion fit with the musics melody, rather seamlessly, and the visuals reflect the implied vision that comes to mind when listening.
Also take a listen to Faulty, Famous and Cold Blooded Creatures (feat. Bryson Tiller), all from Champagne Eyes.
Tyler J. Drinnen, is the Founder and Editor in Chief of iTEM MAGAZINE. His primary goal as a Fashion Creative, is to document fashion history in the streetwear and art sector.
From the lens of an abstract visual content producer, he holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Media Studies from Sonoma State University; where he wrote a weekly Opinion Column for The Star, dabbled with his own radio podcast format, titled Saturday Nite Scandal, and helped to create one of the first Professional Student Lead PR Firms in the USA.
From there on, he continued his work by interning with Sonoma Discoveries Magazine and then shortly after wrote and interned for Fashion School Daily, where he solidified his love for feature writing and working with emerging talents from around the world.
In December of 2016, he received an Honorary Master of Arts in Fashion Journalism from the Academy of Art University – And what an achievement that was, to be the first in his program to have graduated a full semester early – Bringing him to four design oriented degrees in a short five and a half years, nothing will stop him from bringing art of the few, to the eyes of many.
He has worked in the fashion industry for just over a decade, from commercial retail visual management to corporate level ghost writing and consulting. Now, in this exact moment, T.J.D. takes his life public with the independent urban California lifestyle based fashion movement, iTEM MAGAZINE: A Platform For Rising Artists.