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Published on August 4th, 2023 | by MuzikScribe


Alina Baraz Delivers Soulful New Single “Keep Me In Love”




Today, LA-based singer-songwriter Alina Baraz returns with a brand new single, “Keep Me In Love.” Listen HERE. The soulful score follows May’s “Breathless” collaboration with Austin Millz. This time around, Baraz’s longing for love is an innate desire, and she wants someone to reciprocate that energy.

Keep Me In Love” is a sonic concoction packed with infectious melodies, rooted in the kind of uptempo R&B that makes for a summer romance. A swooning gem that sparkles with Baraz’s commanding vocals, it’s an ultra-modern take on love that nods to her relatable songwriting. “I want someone, someone who gets me,” she coos over a balmy instrumental.

Behind the new track, Alina Baraz explains: “We pour so much time, love, and energy into ourselves, effortlessly and indefinitely. The idea [for the song] came from wondering if someone could ever do that for you. It’s easy to fall in love but to keep me in love, I long for that.

Baraz has grown in popularity over the last few years largely due to her pen and silky soprano. Most notably, she was part of a duo with Denmark producer Galimatias, which sparked the fuse for their collaborative EP, Urban Flora. The group disbanded and Baraz continued her solo trek through the industry, pairing up with frequent collaborator Khalid (“Floating” and “Electric”) for several popular releases.

Her debut studio album, It Was Divine, received high praise from publications such as NME, Okayplayer, DJBooth, Hypebeast, Complex, and more. The 16-song project features appearances from 6lack, Smino, Khalid, and Grammy-winning rap icon Nas. Elsewhere, the genre-bending songstress has enveloped listeners with her impassioned (albeit gutsy) takes on love.

It Was Divine served as a formal reintroduction to the powerhouse vocalist, signaling a fresh start for one of the industry’s most experienced newcomers. Now, with the release of her second single this year, Baraz is ready to reignite the public’s demand for pop-R&B. With an appearance at H.E.R.’s anticipated Lights On Festival this Fall, and more new music on the horizon, Baraz isn’t back, because she never left in the first place – she’s just better.

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About Alina Baraz:

Born in Cleveland, Ohio to Russian parents, Alina Baraz has been around music all her life. With both parents having classical training ,she was destined to find her voice through music, citing D’Angelo, Daniel Caesar and Amy Winehouse as some of her major influences. Almost immediately after the release of her first single, “Roses Dipped in Gold” at age 19, Baraz and her family moved to Los Angeles to pursue her career as a singer/songwriter full time. In 2015, Baraz released her debut project ,Urban Flora. The project was a thoughtful exploration of a past relationship, made entirely over the internet with the Danish producer Galimatias. The two artist’s partnership began when Baraz sang her lyrics over a Galimatias beat, which would go on to be titled “Drift.” The acclaimed project was praised by The Guardian, NPR, Huffington Post, Harper’s BAZAAR and many more, and sat on Billboard’s Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart for over 125 weeks, peaking at #2. 2017 and 2018 were pivotal for Baraz. In January of 2017, she released the viral single “Electric” ft. Khalid, which has been streamed over 130M times and counting. The single was followed by an entire EP of remixes, pushing streams around “Electric” to over 157M worldwide. Filling the last two years with live performances, Baraz played festivals worldwide, headlined two sold-out US tours and joined Coldplay as support on their Head Full of Dreams Tour. Baraz draws heavy inspiration from color and described the process of her latest project and album prelude The Color of You as a major departure from her artistic comfort zone. Before recording the project, she had never worked with more than one person at a time, let alone in a professional studio. Enlisting Grammy-nominated producer Robin Hannibal (Kendrick Lamar, Calvin Harris, CeeLoGreen) to help produce the project, Alina completely changed her songwriting process throughout the sessions. The project is a timeline of her trying to comprehend a new person entering her life, impacting it as intensely as a color she’s never seen before. Since “The Color of You,” Baraz’s creative and songwriting process has grown significantly, pushing her artistry, sound and craft to new levels. In September of 2019, she released a surprise track on her birthday addressed as, “To Me” pushing her on Rolling Stone’s Breakthrough 25 list of artists. In Spring of 2020, Baraz released her debut album, It Was Divine, which featured the likes of Khalid, 6LACK, Nas and Smino. The album has amassed over 58 Million streams to date and charted 43 on the Billboard 200 list upon its release. In 2021, Baraz maintained consistency with her debut independent releases of two EPs “Sunbeam” and “Moongate” ahead of her US tour in fall and winter of 2021. In 2023, Baraz released a summer anthem titled “Breathless” alongside Austin Millz. Now, she is working towards her solo releases for the remainder of the year, starting with her latest single, “Keep Me In Love.”

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