London-based artist Alice Auer has released her latest single, “Unknown,” featuring Conor Albert. The track showcases Auer’s jazz roots mixed with relatable pop songwriting, anchored by a groove-laden rhythm section by Seth Tackaberry. Auer’s graceful vocals, bouncing between Conor Albert’s exquisite keys and guitar contributions, tell a story of empowerment: “I made it on my own / Well, I don’t miss you anymore.”
Auer’s music career took off when she collaborated with Conor Albert on the “Smile” EP in 2021, which garnered 10 million streams. With her sophomore EP, “Baby, Cry,” Auer broadened her range of influences to include soul, folk, pop, and R&B. The EP was a collaborative effort by friends, including James Smith and Seth Tackaberry. The result is a coherent artistic statement, tackling themes of loss, pain, and masculinity from a female perspective. “Unknown” is a blissful blur of styles that showcases Auer’s impeccable vocals and songwriting abilities.