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Aluna features Tekno in ‘Don’t Hit My Line’

British singer and songwriter, Aluna has launched her latest single, ‘Don’t Hit My Line’, featuring Nigerian music star, Tekno.

Aluna & Tekno

British singer and songwriter, Aluna has launched her latest single, ‘Don’t Hit My Line’, featuring Nigerian music star, Tekno.

The singer announced the release of the much-anticipated song and its video on Thursday.

The less than four-minute project sees the musicians crooning about the pain of a person who is unfortunate to be deeply in love with another who does not share a similar feeling.

Laced with infectious drum sounds and feel-good electric loops, the song also introduces music lovers to smooth vocals from Tekno, neatly tying together the hit while blending in touches of the irresistible Afrofusion sound.

‘Don’t Hit My Line’ is a timely release from Aluna, which is delivered with a shamelessly relatable message for many.

Pieced together by Norwegian-based producer, Lido, the track compliments the eye-catching visual offering of the single, as viewers are walked through a powerfully visual representation of a ‘situation ship between lead characters. Viewers will be gripped as they each dominate every shot with striking yet passionate choreography performances, supported by gentle cameos from Aluna throughout, before coming together to conclude the story.

Commenting on the project, Aluna said: “Don’t Hit My Line’ is where I think the future of dance music is, where boundaries that have separated house music styles in Europe and Africa are being transcended to create a new sound, one that is welcoming and inclusive.”

2020 was a momentous year for Aluna, with her previous string of singles amassing nearly 40 million combined global streams and more than 10K global radio spins across 41 territories, garnering worldwide support from some of the world’s most respected radio stations, including BBC Radio 1, Triple J, KCRW, KEXP, and Sirius BPM, as well as ‘Envious’ being playlisted on Capital’s newest station, Capital Dance.

With additional support from Spotify’s New Music Friday, Aluna has been championed in more than 20 countries this year, as well as placing her on the cover of their flagship dance, while support from radio staples, Zane Lowe and Ebro Darden has also been pivotal in amplifying her solo project. Aluna later went on to wrap up the year by commemorating World AIDS Day (December 1st) with the project (RED), teaming up with leading African label MAVIN Records to raise funds to fight two pandemics: COVID-19 and AIDS. She joined forces with Ladipoe to remix the hit single ‘Jaiye’ with Sigag Lauren, the single taken from the Afrobeats-inspired Dance (RED) Save Lives Vol. III album.

This is a body of work where the tracklist was specially handpicked and co-curated by both Aluna and MAVIN records founder Don Jazzy – with all proceeds continuing to support (RED)’s efforts to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on life-saving HIV/AIDS programmes in sub-Saharan Africa.

Aluna has continued to pull the strings with several beautiful projects and collaborations with other music stars including Rema.

The singer had earlier released Renaissance, her first solo album.

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