Today, Astralwerks has unveiled Awake, the follow-up to Alison Wonderland’s 2015 debut album, Run, which charted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Dance/Electronic Albums.
The highly anticipated 14-track album features an impressive roster of collaborators and co-producers. Joel Little (Lorde, Khalid), Illangelo (The Weeknd), Party Favor, Lido and more lend their talents to the brand new collection. Featured artists include Chief Keef, buzzing rapper Trippie Redd and L.A. up-and-comer Buddy.
The 14-track album features a diverse range of cuts. From pop ballads “No” and “Church” to emotionally charged singles like “Easy” or “Hope,” this album is slightly more varied than her debut record Run. Of course, the Aussie trap queen has included festival-ready trap bangers, such as the highly anticipated “Sometimes Love” alongside Slumberjack and the TNGHT-influenced “Here 4 U” alongside mysterious pals BLESSUS.
Alexandra Sholler, aka Alison Wonderland, will kick off a North American headline tour on August 3 at the Ogden Theatre in Denver, Colorado. Every online ticket purchase for the summer run comes with one digital download of Awake. Visit alisonwonderland.com for more details.
Pre-released singles from Awake already racked up over 20 million combined streams ahead of the album. Sholler unveiled the album via a YouTube and Instagram live stream event, playing the tracks while sharing her insights behind each one.
“I believe writing an album’s a lot like a time capsule – if you’re doing it right and being honest with yourself. Many of these songs are about my self-struggle, my depression and being with someone who has their own problems you have to deal with as well.” – Alison Wonderland
Awake sees some of Alison Wonderland’s most honest and emotional writing yet–something that should be honored alongside experimental styles of production, fresh collaborators and more. After a three-year wait, it’s hard to be as impressed with something as the world was by Run, but it’s clear that she’s on her way to surpassing any records that the initial album achieved, even if the tracks that make it happen are more offbeat than expected.
“This whole album is about waking up, making peace and moving forward,” Wonderland says. “I feel like I’ve grown up, too. I still get anxiety, but I also have a lot more clarity around life. I’ve learned I can stand up for myself.”
Listen to Awake below and stream/download here.
Alison Wonderland – U.S. Tour Dates:
4/13 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Music & Arts Festival
4/20 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Music & Arts Festival
6/8 – Chicago, IL @ Spring Awakening Music Festival
6/10 – Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival
7/14 – Bronx, NY @ Greatest Day Ever Festival
8/3 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre – Tickets HERE
8/10 – Seattle, WA @ WaMu Theatre – Tickets HERE
8/11 – Dallas, TX @ South Side Ballroom – Tickets HERE
8/17 – Los Angeles, CA @ Shrine Expo Hall – Tickets HERE
8/25 – San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium – Tickets HERE
8/31 – Washington, DC @ Echostage – Tickets HERE