ALA.NI’s musical journey started with “Mary J. Blige” and “Blur” as backing vocals.
Encouraged by Damon Albarn, she jumps very quickly into her solo career and release her first album: « You and I » in January 2016. Since then, she’s the European Medias “coqueluche” and performs and most prestigious stages: La Philarmonie in Paris or Montreux Jazz Festival this summer!
You could compare Ala.Ni to a contemporary Billie Holliday; argue that her vocals are as searing as Minnie Riperton; that she dresses like a cross between Lauren Hill and Jane Birkin, but to say so would be a disservice because the thing about this West London-born singer is that she is totally unique. If she had to describe her music (something she doesn’t find easy), she’d call it “dark Disney”.