AlunaGeorge Think Coachella Is A "Utopian Dream"
"I was born in a barn, so probably a similar type of vibe," Francis jokes, describing the festival grounds. "But Coachella is like a utopian dream. People know how to dress their beautiful bodies at Coachella."
When asked about what makes AlunaGeorge tick, the singer said, "We have a bit of a love for a good beat... We love songs and futuristic kind of sounds. We try to cross all these disparate elements to create something that feels modern and new, but also familiar."
It comes across in "White Noise," their collaboration with fellow Englishmen Disclosure. "We did a gig with Disclosure at Plan B in Brixton. That’s where we met them, I guess backstage we established that they were writing their album at the time. They invited me to the studio to create."
It was a good move. The video now has over 16 million plays on YouTube and is one of the main reasons the duo were invited to perform at this year's BRIT Awards alongside Disclosure and Lorde. Together, they managed to combine both "White Noise" and Lorde's hit "Royals" into a memorable medley.
"Somebody came up with the idea and it was up to us to make it work. The organic part was us trying to blend these completely different songs together," Francis explained. "Anyone can come up with an idea but it’s the people who can make it happen that get the applause."
Hard work pays off.
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