It’s been a while since we’ve heard a new Alison Wonderland original. Not counting her remix for Justin Bieber at the end of 2015, her last new music was on her debut album, Run. Since then, Alison has been touring relentlessly, playing on different continents and traveling the world.
Now, at the end of 2016, she has released her first and last track of the year, “Messiah” with M-Phazes. The track comes as an emotional plea to anyone listening. As Alison says, “Messiah is about trying to lift the people suffering around you…”
Check out “Messiah” below, and continue reading for our exclusive interview with Alison Wonderland.
Hey Alison, great to speak to you. It’s been nearly two years since your debut album Run. What have you been up to since then?
Writing music, touring all around the world, walking my dog, eating amazing snacks… the usual.
“Messiah” is your first original since the album dropped, and your first new music since the Justin Bieber remix last December. How does it feel to finally have new music out after all this time?
This song has been sitting with me & M-Phazes for quite a while now, to be honest there was a time where didn’t think it would ever come out… I was so nervous to release Messiah as it definitely shows a different side of me. I pushed myself both vocally & emotionally in this song too. I feel good. Releasing a musical baby always feels good… like an imaginary weight has been lifted off your shoulder.
Where did the inspiration for this track come from?
Honestly this song came from a pretty dark place, I was going through a very hard time in my life… regarding not only myself but the people around me. Messiah is about trying to lift the people suffering around you… showing them that they don’t need to go to other vices to heal their pain. It’s me reaching out & asking them to come back, be present.
How did you get in touch with M-Phazes for the track?
Actually Phazes reached out and I just really really fuck with his stuff. I didn’t know what to expect when we met in the studio… I figured that the best thing I could do was to be honest as soon as I walked in, so I would be able to write something with no hesitation… you know, lay it all out there… I told him everything that was going on with me at the time and I just wrote. It was really amazing. Sometimes when two artists connect like that, they can really push each other in a positive way… and that’s what i feel like happened. Messiah was written that day.
Is this a sign of more new music to come in 2017?
Yes! I am currently working on my second album.
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