What originally started as a solo project by Argentinian musician Alumine Soto is now a four-piece indie band called Alumine. After months of hard work, the group is currently preparing for the release of their debut EP. I first came across this band back in October when they played a free show in Gainesville, Florida, and, at the time, I was unfamiliar with their music. Still, after hearing them play live, I was completely hooked. I have since seen them live three times, yet I continue to leave their sets wishing they were longer. Their songs tackle a variety of serious issues such as torn friendships, love, and mental illnesses, and they do so in a way that is refreshing and therapeutic because many people can relate to these problems that are often hard to talk about and discuss with others. Alumine’s first single, “Value,” is only a taste of what’s to come, so check it out and keep your eyes peeled for their EP in February!