ALMA RELEASES DEBUT ALBUM HAVE U SEEN HER? VIA SONY MUSIC GERMANY/RCA RECORDS
Finnish pop-punk supremo ALMA has shared her brand new single today “LA Money” alongside the release of her compelling punk-tinged pop debut album Have U Seen Her?, which are both out now via Sony Music Germany/RCA Records. Stream/Buy Now HERE.
“LA Money” follows her recent three-track offering Have U Seen Her? Part II, which features the lead track “Stay All Night” alongside “King Of The Castle” and “Find Me“, all of which are featured on her debut record.
ALMA says; “‘LA Money’ is the core of this album. It’s a story about my life at the time. I felt like I was somewhere I didn’t want to be, making music I didn’t want to make, everyone had me wrong. Writing ‘LA Money’ was like a release after it everything started to flow out and make sense. I knew I had to move on, make music that made me happy, and live my life how I wanted to.”
A unique and talented writer, ALMA 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.
The anticipation for her debut record has been building with frenzied excitement and the day is finally here with the release of Have U Seen Her?, which has been executive produced by Justin Tranter (Justin Bieber, Julia Michaels, Britney Spears, Gwen Stefani). From out and out pop anthems such as “Bad News Baby” and “Worst Behaviour (feat. Tove Lo),” 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 of the senses.
ALMA offers the following about the inspiration for her songwriting and music:
“My childhood wasn’t very easy. Growing up with both of my parents poorly and struggling through school, I felt like I was invisible and didn’t have a voice a lot of the time. I think that’s why at night I used to have this recurring dream that my sister and I ran away. We’d go to the same place every time, a fantasy land full of giant blue flowers, butterflies and pink mountains. I fell in love with that place and never wanted to wake up.”
“As I got older and the pressure of living in the public eye grew, that dream came back to me. The idea of running away, leaving everything, and finding that quiet, calm, safe space replayed in my brain again and again, especially while I was making this album.”
“My world had turned upside down. From feeling invisible, suddenly everyone wanted to know where I was, what I was doing, and when, always asking ¨Have U Seen Her?¨. I thought it was ironic, especially abbreviated ‘HUSH’.”
“I haven’t found the pink mountains or the giant blue flowers yet, but I have found a happier place through making music, somewhere I want to be. I have people around me that really see me and care about what I have to say, it feels like a miracle sometimes.”
“So that’s what ¨Have U Seen Her?¨ is about – finding your place and your people in the world, feeling valued. It’s for everyone who felt unimportant or couldn’t find their voice. You matter.”
In just 3 years, the 23-year-old highlighter-haired polymath has topped global charts with her incredible scream-along hooks and irresistible melodies. Previous international hit tracks “Chasing Highs” and “Karma” in particular reached Platinum status with “Dye My Hair” going Gold. An in-demand songwriter, Alma has written songs for the likes of Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus, Lana Del Ray, Charli XCX and Tove Lo, and has garnered fans the world over from Annie Mac and Miley Cyrus to Elton John and Dua Lipa, who she worked with last summer in LA. Notably, she recently co-wrote two songs on Miley Cyrus’ EP She Is Coming, including the female empowerment anthem “Mother’s Daughter” and “Cattitude” ft. RuPaul as well as The Charlie’s Angels hit theme tune “Don’t Call Me Angel,” which debuted at number 13 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, becoming Grande’s 20th top 20 song, Cyrus’ 14th and Del Rey’s 3rd. A thrilling live performer, ALMA has toured extensively, performing headline shows and touring in the US with Tove Lo, bringing punk and pop together in a not to be missed show that assaults all the senses.
Praise for Have U Seen Me?
“Icon” Teen Vogue
“Finland’s big pop hope” Noisey
“Fearless genre-bending, rip-roaring beats, and refreshing vulnerability” LADYGUNN
“ALMA’s latest is sure to comfort listeners during these undeniably stressful times” PAPERMAG
“No question that ALMA will be sticking around to make-and break-more rules in the pop sphere to come” Interview Magazine
“If her highlighter-hued hair doesn’t catch your attention, this Finnish singer-songwriter’s earthshaking vocals surely will” Nylon