Photo by Jonathan Harris
The music world has become obsessed with broken-down electro R&B lately, and in just the past years we’ve seen names like FKA Twigs, BANKS, and Tinashe all go from relative obscurity to stardom. Anytime a specific genre experiences a renaissance and several artists hit the big time by innovating, we’re sure to see a swarm of others follow in their progressive footsteps—and with one listen to newcomer Alo Lee’s music, it isn’t hard to imagine her being the next big star in the growing genre. Her style has a softness that’s sexy and sensual, strong, yet delicate.
Her new track, “Mean It,” is an ode to true, deep love, and Lee’s emotions come through loud and clear on the track. It’s easygoing but serious, and the sing-along chorus makes this tune one that gets stuck in your head pretty quickly. It’s romantic in sound, but the lyrics (You can have it whenever you want it / You want it / You want it / I can tell right now you wanna go further) show that Lee has other things on her mind as well. Check out our premiere of the song below (off her debut EP Twice Burned, out tomorrow) and listen to more Alo Lee HERE.