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“Have U Seen Her? is stuffed with irresistible pop hooks, trap beats, spooky synths and melodic R&B jams – and all with deeply personal stories at the core 4/5” NME
“An album the world has been patiently waiting for” DORK
“Every bit of Finnish pop prodigy Alma’s long-awaited debut album is ridiculously good…the 24-year-old's new album brings a little something for everyone, while also establishing the singer as a rising force to be reckoned with in the pop music scene.” BILLBOARD
“With her fluorescent green hair and a long contact list of celebrity artists and friends, Alma is disconcertingly cool…a powerhouse vocalist …it’s a dark, glittering slice of 2020 pop…” TIME
“…gritty confessionals from Finland's resident rebel pop star ALMA…” NYLON
“ALMA is ‘Chasing Highs’" — and stateside stardom!...In recent years, the Finnish singer-songwriter has become a go-to collaborator for pop cool-girls like Miley Cyrus and Tove Lo. Now, with the recent release of her eclectic, experimental debut album, the Nordic export is ready for the spotlight.” PEOPLE
Following the release of Finnish pop punk supremo ALMA’s debut album Have U Seen Her?, she has announced a 3-track Have U Seen Her? Acoustic EP released on 25th June via RCA Records/Sony Music. ALMA has also announced a special one-off virtual reality show in her own dreamworld taking place this Friday at 7pm.
The EP will feature previous singles and album tracks LA Money, Stay All Night and Bad News Baby, all re-worked to become stripped back acoustic versions. Each track will be accompanied by a video and the first to launch is LA Money, which is available to stream and watch now. Stay All Night will follow next week on 18th June, with Bad News Baby completing the full EP release on 25th June.
ALMA will also perform a special and first of its kind live show of her debut album Have U Seen Her? in her own dreamworld, which is inspired by growing up in Helsinki, but created entirely from her own imagination. Using new technology, attendees will be invited to choose their own avatar and interact with ALMA in a magical forest setting through their own smartphone or computer and without the need for any VR equipment. In a special surprise for fans, Tove Lo will also join her virtually from LA for the track they share on the album Worst Behaviour. The link to live stream globally is here, or it can be watched via this link where fans can choose an avatar for the show, and the show kicks off from 7pm on Friday 12th June.
As well as being completely arresting on stage, Alma is a unique and talented writer and one which is leading the charge on a new wave of female powerhouses that have something to say through their music. Engaged, forward thinking and opinionated, she addresses issues from women's rights to body positivity to sexuality to depression, drug use and anxiety head on.
Her debut record Have U Seen Her? was executively produced by Justin Tranter (Justin Bieber, Julia Michaels, Britney Spears, Gwen Stefani) and went to #1 in her native Finland when it was released last month. From out and out pop anthems such as Worst Behaviour (feat. Tove Lo) and EP track Bad News Baby to avant-garde emotive driven tracks such as Final Fantasy and My Girl, with refreshingly thought-provoking and honest lyrics throughout, the album is a welcome explosion on the senses.