Kicking ass in her oversized Ts and knee-highs, 2015 has been off to a stellar start for local Trap Lord Alison Wonderland. Celebrating the release, Wonderland has spent the week with a string of parties across the nation in the only venues acceptable to a Lord...strip clubs. It’s true with the release of Run there’s been a chorus of “bow down” echoed from even the most skeptical about Wonderland's skills. If I had to sum up the album in a sentence I can only think of one that would really suit it:
“An eclectic, genre-bending album dripping in swag and rolling with the hottest hunnies out there.”
Yep, that’s what I’m going with and I’m going to stick by that statement from here on in. Run is an album that transcends the genre barriers that are often placed on an artist like Alison. There’s an eclectic taste of different genres and sounds that you hear, from contemporary trap music, to some EDM drops and, dare I saw it, some marching band toms in Carry On.
You’ve got to give a lot of respect to Alison Wonderland. In the past, people are often too quick to pigeon-hole artists like her as just a producer. With Run, Wonderland shows she’s a triple threat: DJ, Producer and vocalist with the Swag Lord's own vocals featuring on the majority of the tracks. On the track Take Me To Reality, Wonderland’s own vocals are teamed up with the falsetto beauty of Ben Woolner (lead vocals for Canberra trio SAFIA), with the contrast between the two making the track truly shine. One More Hit and Back It Up became instant favourites of mine with the über-effortlessly cool deep bass and heavy kicks turning them into tracks that don’t just ask you to move, they demand it.
There’s a fun and frivolous side to the debut from Wonderland, it’s something you can really get into and enjoy. Songs to play in the car on the way home, tracks to dance to like a lunatic when you’re home alone or in the club, and some that you can mellow out to and just enjoy. Alison Wonderland has proven a diversity and depth to her production and artistry proving she’s not a one trick pony, she’s a full blown super star.
You can catch Alison Wonderland during her Wonderland Warehouse Project tour. Tickets now available.