Alana Maria is a new artist from West London who’s been making waves on Instagram with her freestyle and covers gaining her quite the following and it’s easy to see with her slick honey drizzled vocals mixed with her lyrical prowess. Today she’s given us our first taste of her R&B pop sound with her relatable debut Happier and, as expected, it’s cementing her as one of the most exciting R&B acts to come our of the UK this year.
The single itself is an uplifting breakdown showing about finally being free from an unhappy relationship with the video showing Maria surrounding herself with family, friends and anything around that breeds positivity. There’s a 90’s feel to the production too with it featuring a sample There’s Nothing Like This by Omar which adds this nostalgic flair that’s utterly lush. It’s even got relatable lyrics too with the hook, “I’m happier without you anyway,” being something I can easily see people singing into their hairbrush as they dance around their room after a break up. Dive into her sound today!