The solo debut from Aluna Francis establishes that while she makes up one half of accomplished duo AlunaGeorge, she more than has the chops to stand out on her own. Taking in a range of dance music styles, ‘Renaissance’ is at its finest when centred on R&B influences. Single ‘Body Pump’ draws on 90s Dance Pop while album highlight ‘Sneak’ is an impressive blend of 90s R&B megahit vibes and U.K. Garage beats. Elsewhere, collaborations with Princess Nokia and Jada Kingdom on ‘Get Paid’ go Dancehall, while Kaytranada brings slouchy beats to ‘The Recipe’. ‘Renaissance’ blooms with ideas and avoids ever feeling cluttered while allowing Aluna to provide the vocal impetus for a slew of earworm friendly tracks that could easily see life as standalone singles.