Alana Sukul is an exciting, new-on-the-scene artist emerging from South West London. With parents hailing from the Caribbean, she has grown up surrounded by the influences from her culture that she has interpreted into her image, musical style and character, while also blending in the vibe of hip-hop culture. Although she is often perceived as a soulful R&B artist, she refuses to be identified as fitting into any single genre and instead experimenting with a variety of sounds and styles such as her current favourite, R&B-tinged funk-pop.
Throughout 2021, the 20-year-old newcomer introduced listeners to her genre-blending style with dancey pop number ‘Be Friends’ and upbeat bop ‘Closer’, both with a deeper message that can be interpreted by the listener however they wish. One thing that’s clear, Alana doesn’t write love songs, instead her lyrics reflect the wide variety of struggles that life can throw up at you, but always with a positive attitude.
This is something that you’ll hear in Alana Sukul’s first release of 2022, ‘Good To You’. It’s a heartfelt reminder to cut yourself some slack and to not crumble under the pressure, which are present right throughout our lives, but for Alana, it’s young adulthood that she’s facing right now. Throughout the song, she incorporates dancehall rhythms and luxurious pop melodies into a simmering production.
Speaking about the main motivating behind ‘Good To You’, Alana Sukul shares:
“Sometimes as young adults we try to live up to certain standards and pressure, this is just a reminder to live your life the way you want to.”