Langue disponible : anglaisSnoh Aalegra is a singer and songwriter who has termed her work "cinematic soul." Since scoring a couple of pop hits as a teenager in her native Sweden, the Los Angeles-based artist has recorded R&B-rooted material inspired by the likes of Nina Simone, Lauryn Hill, and mentor Prince, most notably the albums Feels (2017) and Ugh, Those Feels Again (2019). The latter yielded the hit single "I Want You Around" and led to a pair of Grammis nominations. Aalegra has since built on her success by collaborating with the likes of Alicia Keys and Giveon and releasing "Dying 4 Your Love," the first fruit of a partnership between her ARTium Recordings home base and Roc Nation. Born in Uppsala, Aalegra entered the music industry at the age of 13, when the Swedish wing of Sony Music signed her to a development deal. She didn't make her recorded debut until roughly a decade later as a Mamia Music signee. Her singles "Hit and Run" and "U Got Me Good" peaked respectively at number 12 and two on the Swedish national pop chart. Despite the progress, Aalegra changed direction as a forward-looking R&B artist mixing throwback and modern elements. Having caught the attention of producer No I.D., who added her to the ARTium Recordings family, Aalegra appeared in 2014 on Common's ARTium/Def Jam album Nobody's Smiling, then released her debut, the There Will Be Sunshine EP, through major-label Epic. On the highlight "Bad Things," Common returned Aalegra's earlier favor with a guest verse. During the first half of the following year, Aalegra released the RZA-produced "Emotional" and appeared on Vince Staples' "Jump Off the Roof." The mini-album Don't Explain followed in 2016 and built anticipation for the October 2017 arrival of Feels, which contained contributions from Staples, Vic Mensa, and Logic. A handful of additional singles, including the Adult R&B Songs-topping ballad "I Want You Around," led to the 2019 LP Ugh, Those Feels Again. The album, issued in August with support from Kobalt's AWAL division, entered the Billboard 200 at number 73. Aalegra was subsequently nominated for two of Sweden's Grammis awards: Artist of the Year and Album of the Year. Productive throughout 2020, Aalegra was featured on tracks by dvsn, Alicia Keys, and Giveon. Still with ARTium, she also entered a joint deal with Roc Nation and resumed solo activity with the single "Dying 4 Your Love."
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"Rien ne brûle plus que le froid.” La Suédoise Snoh Aalegra le prouve avec un premier album incendiaire signé sur le label ARTium de NO I.D. Déjà repérée en 2016 avec l'EP Don't Explain – intitulé modestement « mini-album » –, sa voix velours se faisait déjà sampler par Drake (Do Not Disturb). Bercée petite par Stevie Wonder, Snoh Aalegra, dont les origines iraniennes et anglaises lui dessinent des allures croisées d'Eva Mendès et Natalie Portman, a grandi en Suède avant de s'exiler à Los Angeles où elle enregistre Feels. Plongée langoureuse dans la soul humide d'Isaac Hayes (Nothing Burns Like the Cold) avec Vince Staples, grandiloquente de Shirley Bassey (You Keep Me Waiting avec Vic Mensa) ou profonde d'Amy Winehouse (Walls), Feels se développe aussi dans la pop de Jackson, le R&B sirupeux des années 2000 d'Aaliyah à Mary J. Blige pour treize excellents morceaux. Surtout, sous cette couche d'influences, la queen en puissance découvre une singularité cinématographique en technicolor. Pas étonnant donc qu'à la production de Recent Times, on retrouve Adrian Younge. © Charlotte Saintoin/Qobuz