14 Songs, 44 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

“Where can I find my happy place?” Alison Wonderland asks on Awake, an album born from a journey through depression and anxiety. The Australian producer/DJ found solace in its creation; on “Easy”, she revisits a dark memory: “Walked into the bathroom just so I could cry/Wish I knew why.” On “Church”, she stands up for self-worth. Expanding on her signature sounds—pulverising beats, monstrous drops—“Good Girls Bad Boys” is so filthy it feels like a TNGHT collaboration, “High (feat. Trippie Redd)” is hazy and numb, while “No” and “Easy”, both co-written by Lorde collaborator Joel Little, are perfect electro-pop earworms.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

“Where can I find my happy place?” Alison Wonderland asks on Awake, an album born from a journey through depression and anxiety. The Australian producer/DJ found solace in its creation; on “Easy”, she revisits a dark memory: “Walked into the bathroom just so I could cry/Wish I knew why.” On “Church”, she stands up for self-worth. Expanding on her signature sounds—pulverising beats, monstrous drops—“Good Girls Bad Boys” is so filthy it feels like a TNGHT collaboration, “High (feat. Trippie Redd)” is hazy and numb, while “No” and “Easy”, both co-written by Lorde collaborator Joel Little, are perfect electro-pop earworms.

Explicit Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5

28 Ratings

28 Ratings

Not what I expected

~locomojo~

That’s probably a good thing tho 💜

Average Mainstream Follow up Album

DukeIsBack

Run was an incredible album and was truly Alison Wonderland. It had her heart and soul in it and sounded uniquely her.

This new album sadly just sounds like all the people she tours with and her original sound has been lost in favour of trying to appeal to mainstream audiences and includes too many cameos and random irritating noises that repeat for way too long. It has its moments with tracks like Church and Happy Place. But overall it falls flat and is instantly forgettable.

Hopefully the next album will go back to the darker more meaningful songs and less of this almost skrillex sounding noise with out of place cameos.

Ohhhh my god!!!! It’s so lit, I’m on FIRE!!!! 🙌🏽

dazlin007

I love her!!!!!!! For giving me her music.. can someone tell her that she maid me cry 🤫🤪🙃😏

About Alison Wonderland

With a sound as big as her name is punny, Alison Wonderland is a Sydney-based EDM producer and DJ who began her music career on the opposite side of the spectrum, as a classically trained cellist. She spent a few years DJ'ing before releasing her debut single, "Get Ready," in 2013; then in 2014 she signed with the EMI label and released the ironically titled Calm Down. The EP earned accolades from tastemakers like Annie Mac and Diplo, and it featured the hit single "I Want U." A year later she released her debut album, Run, which featured guest spots from Wayne Coyne of the Flaming Lips, Lido, and Slumberjack. The DJ celebrated the release with a series of launch parties at different strip bars dotted across Australia. Released in 2017, the single "Happy Place" revealed the first offering from Wonderland's follow-up album, Awake. An additional pair of 2018 singles, "Church" and "No," preceded the album's April release. ~ David Jeffries

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