With a sound so uniquely haunting, Alison Wonderland swiftly became a true asset to the Australian music scene, and has outdone herself with her second album, Awake.

Awake is the sound of Alison emerging from her own darkness. A mix of digital-pop and incendiary beats, the record sees Alison blaze new territory – sonically, lyrically, and emotionally.

It is the perfect follow up from Run. Alison has reminded us of why she was worthy of making it to our Spotify playlists in the first place and has proven that she deserves to stay.

She also recruited a red-hot roster of collaborators including Joel Little (Lorde), Illangelo (The Weeknd), Party Favor (Mad Decent) and Lido (who also worked on Run).

Also joining the party are some of Alison’s favourite next-gen rappers on vocal duties. Ohio rapper Trippie Redd reigns on the ambient High while L.A. young gun Buddy channels his chill vibes on the tropical pop of Cry.

Full of personality, Awake truly demonstrates a huge musical and personal growth for Alison Wonderland. It is evident that she has grown a new found confidence within herself.

Now do yourself a favour, get off the internet, and immerse yourself in this album. Heck, buy your friends five copies each of Awake for their upcoming birthday, because why not?

With a 15-track catalogue, Awake, will get you through those boring as heck morning commutes, and in the evening it’ll keep you… well, awake.

3/5

Released: 6 April via EMI/Universal