Who wouldn’t fall in love with a song like “Relapse?” Not only does the song open up with a catchy beat, the lyrics are one us Vixens can relate to. Have you ever been in a relationship you knew was toxic yet you continue to relapse? Well Alus has. The 19-year-old singer, songwriter and musician, who hails from a suburban town in New Jersey, has a soulful voice so soft, smooth, and soothing to ones ears. “Urban-pop,” is what she calls it. A concoction of 90′s music, as she draws inspiration from artists such as Mariah Carey and the late greats — Whitney Houston and Billie Holiday.
Alus is sure to become the next thing smokin’ as she’s already gained a huge internet presence (with 6,000+ Facebook fans and over 55,000 followers on Twitter). She was born with the passion to sing and destined to become a performer. Her grandmother, a violinist who played with Frank Sinatra‘s The Rat Pack and a father who was a drummer and trumpeter. The dedicated songstress works hard in the studio since becoming a “Artist in Development” under Water Music Publishing but hasn’t dropped an album just yet… until now. At the top of the new year (yay 2014!), by the demands of her twitter followers and fans — dubbed the Alusion’s — a new project titled Alustrious will prove what this natural born talent is made of.
We caught up with Alus at our New York City office and got to know a little more about the breakout star.
So tell us, who is Alus?
I’m a singer. I’m a songwriter. I’m a musician. I play piano and guitar. I’ve been doing this since I was a little baby, so you know; I’ve been doing this for a long time.
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