The last offering from singer-songwriter and beat maker Alem Worldwide was the glittery synth-pop ballad “Goodnight,” which tapped into lo-fi R&B aesthetic of acts like Homeshake and ABRA. The Brooklyn-based musician sheds skin on her latest project, NOBLE ELECTRIC ALI BEY, focusing on an alternate side of her artistry with a sprawling beat tape. Featuring rapper-producer Pink Siifu on one of its five tracks, the newly premiered instrumental EP glides through dub, electro, dream-pop, chillwave and celestial beat music.
Paying homage to the medium’s history, NOBLE ELECTRIC ALI BEY is fuzzy, imperfect and, consequently, timeless–produced to sound like a diamond-in-the-rough gem from the golden era of cassette tapes. And while considerably weirder than her previous one-off singles, this new style comes with a maturity and fearlessness that’s absolutely refreshing. One can only hope these sonic experiments will inevitably be paired with Alem Worldwide’s own imposing voice.
Listen to Alem Worldwide’s NOBLE ELECTRIC ALI BEY.
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Watch the music video for Alem Worldwide’s “Goodnight,” directed by Dare Moreno of A Daring Film, below.