Alma releases anticipated mixtape "Heavy Rules" today





Finnish pop powerhouse ALMA releases her first mixtape Heavy Rules today via Casablanca Records/ Universal/ Virgin EMI/ & PME on March 2. Get it HERE.  Heavy Rules mixtape is a collection of six tracks, including stellar features from fellow Scandinavian mavericks  and Tove Styrke, as well as buzzing sensation Kiiara. Full tracklisting below.

ALMA recently announced her first North American and European tour with stops in the U.S. including New YorkLos AngelesSan FranciscoChicago, and more.

ALMA comments about upcoming release of Heavy Rules“I feel so blessed and grateful that for the last two years I’ve been able to travel around the world playing music with and for my favorite people. It felt wrong to me to be writing/ touring so much and not sharing more music with everyone which I why I really wanted to put together this collection of songs, my first mixtape. The ‘Heavy Rules’ mixtape is super important to me, it’s the most real I’ve ever been lyrically, melodically and more. I can’t thank MØ, Tove, Kiiara and the amazing producers and songwriters who helped the process along the way. Thanks for listening, can’t wait to come and play them for you soon.”

 spoke about the recent collaboration, "Working with ALMA on 'Dance For Me' was fun! I'm a massive fan of hers - both artistically and as a human, and so doing this collab was something I was very very excited about. She sent me the song a while ago and I instantly loved it so writing and singing on it was a pleasure all the way!"

“I loved being part of this song.”
 Tove Stryke adds, “ALMA is one of the coolest people I know and doing this song together has been such a fun and exciting thing for me.”

Kiiara also gushed about the music, "I love ALMA’s style and when I first heard the song I thought this would be the perfect song for us to collab on. I’m really excited to hear what the world thinks of it."

Heavy Rules was produced by Axident (Jason Derulo, Justin Bieber, Snoop Dog), Hank Solo, Mag, Jason Gill (Tove Lo, Zara Larsson), and recorded across the US, UK, and Finland, Heavy Rules marks ALMA’s first mixtape release. 

Following the release of critically acclaimed singles “Chasing Highs” & “Phases”, ALMA has garnered over 170 million combined Spotify plays, and topped iTunes charts around the world. Undeniably one to watch, she landed on the prestigious BBC Music Sound of 2018, received the award for “Best Finnish Act” at the MTV EMA awards, and was named an “Artist To Watch” by VEVO DSCVR.  Heavy Rules is set to continue ALMA’s momentum as she leads the charge of a new generation of fierce, female led pop music.

Heavy Rules Mixtape Tracklisting:

  1. Legend
  2. Dance For Me feat. MØ
  3. Good Vibes feat. Tove Styrke
  4. Fake Gucci
  5. Back2U
  6. Chit Chat feat. Kiiara

ALMA Tour Dates:
April 23                       Chicago, IL                            Chop Shop
April 24                       Toronto, ON                          Velvet Underground
April 25                       New York, NY                        Public Arts
April 27                       San Francisco, CA                  Rickshaw Stop
April 28                       Los Angeles, CA                    The Echo
May 21                        Glasgow, UK                          ABC2
May 22                        Manchester, UK                     Club Academy
May 23                        London, UK                            Heaven
May 25                        Amsterdam, NL                      Melkweg Upstairs
May 28                        Copenhagen, DN                    Lille Vega
May 29                        Oslo, NOR                              Parkteatret
May 30                        Stockholm, SW                       Debaser Strand
Jun 04                         Hamburg, GER                       Mojo
Jun 05                         Berlin, GER                             Columbiatheater


Bryan Kehn

Casablanca Records, the legendary label of the 70’s, defined the sound of its era. During the infamous days of Studio 54, Casablanca launched the careers of artists such as Kiss, Parliament, Donna Summer and Giorgio Moroder. Re-launched by Republic Records executive vice president Rob Stevenson, the label now focuses on Dance, Electronic, and Future Pop music. Working with a global roster of both established superstars and emerging new talent, Casablanca Records is home to Stromae, ALMA, Kungs, Martin Solveig, Tiësto, Felix Jaehn, SG Lewis, and Chase & Status.

A division of Universal Music Group, the world's leading music company, Republic Records is home to an all-star roster of multi-platinum, award-winning legends and superstar artists such as Ariana Grande, Aminé, Black Sabbath, DNCE, Florence + the Machine, Gotye, Hailee Steinfeld, James Blake, James Bay, John Mellencamp, Jordan Smith, Julia Michaels, Keith Richards, Kid Cudi, Liam Payne, Marian Hill, Of Monsters and Men, Post Malone, Seth MacFarlane, Stevie Wonder, and more. Founded by brothers and chief executives Monte and Avery Lipman, it is also comprised of innovative business ventures, including American Recordings (The Avett Brothers, Towkio), Boominati Worldwide (Metro Boomin), Brushfire (Jack Johnson), Casablanca Records (Giorgio Moroder, KUNGS, Tïesto), Cash Money (Drake, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj), Hollywood Records (Sofia Carson, Zendaya), Lava Records (Greta Van Fleet, Jessie J, Lorde), Monkeywrench (Pearl Jam), XO (The Weeknd), Roc Nation (Belly, Justine Skye, The Dream), Tuff Gong (Damian Marley), Victor Victor Records (D Savage, Ski Mask The Slump God), among others. Republic also maintains a long-standing strategic alliance with country powerhouse Big Machine Records (Taylor Swift), and Universal Music Latin Entertainment (Luis Fonsi, J Balvin). In addition, Republic has expanded to release high-profile soundtracks for Universal Pictures (Fifty Shades of Grey, SING), Fox TV (Lee Daniels' STAR), and NBC TV (The Voice), as well as other notable film and television franchises.

Listen to "Dance For Me (ft. MØ)", "Good Vibes (ft. Tove Styrke)" and "Legend" from Alma's new "Heavy Rules" mixtape, below:

March 2, 2018 12:42pm ET by Pressparty   Comments (0)

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