Snoh Aalegra has officially entered her purple era. Her new album TEMPORARY HIGHS IN THE VIOLET SKIES was released Friday (July 9), complete with two Tyler, the Creator collaborations among 15 passionate tracks. A cover picture of Aalegra shows her irises painted purple.
The Swedish singer’s new release marks her third studio album and comes two years after her sophomore album, Ugh, those feels again, peaked at No. 73 on the Billboard 200 and No. 6 on the Top R&B Albums chart. Two of the album’s singles were Adult R&B Airplay chart hits: “I Want You Around” was No. 1 for two weeks, while “Whoa,” featuring Pharrell, reached No. 2.
The new record’s 15 songs range from smooth, soulful R&B to faster beats like “Neon Peach,” which finds Aalegra quipping back and forth with Tyler, the Creator over the faults they each bring to a relationship. On “In the Moment,” Aalegra and Tyler apologize to one another over some laidback drums and synths, and James Fauntleroy also makes a smooth appearance for “On My Mind.”
Aalegra worked with a number of producers for TEMPORARY HIGHS IN THE VIOLET SKIES, including No ID, The Neptunes, Mellodust, Sensei Bueno, Joel Compass, Doctor O and, of course, Tyler. The release of the new record has a lot of fans happy — including Alicia Keys. The “Girl on Fire” singer encouraged her followers to listen to her “sis” Aalegra’s new album in a Tweet:
Love uuuuuuu https://t.co/jpikbrqLHP
— Snoh Aalegra (@snohaalegra) July 9, 2021
Stream TEMPORARY HIGHS IN THE VIOLET SKIES here: