ALMA is nonchalant about crafting pop smashes. “Releasing singles is easy, I think,” she says, with the kind of ease that only an artist with 500-million+ Spotify streams can possess.
Punchy, punk-tinged pop songwriting seems to effortlessly flow from the 24-year-old Finnish artist’s fingertips. In just three years, the highlighter-haired polymath has topped global iTunes charts with indelible hits like “Phases” (ft. French Montana) and the platinum-certified “Chasing Highs.” Her scream-along hooks and irresistible melodies have inevitably caught the ears of not just fans but pop’s elite too with Miley Cyrus, Chari XCX, Lana Del Ray and Ariana Grande all seeking out ALMA’s innate songwriting skills.
Now it’s time to get back to her own releases as ALMA is finally unleashing her highly anticipated debut album Have U Seen Her? on the world. Everything we have been waiting for and more exec produced by friend and confidant Justin Tranter (Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber, Julia Michaels, Selena Gomez) it peels back the layers of bravado revealing hidden depths and introspective truths (as well as her trademark majestic hooks). Paradoxically for the f-bomb dropping artist, it’s her boldest move yet. “I didn't want to just collect 10 random songs that were supposed to be singles,” says ALMA decisively. “I wanted to make a record. The whole album is more personal. Even though I’m young, I've done a lot of things, and I've seen a lot of things and I really want to talk about it. It took some time to get the right people around me. Now, I’m ready.”