ALMA has postponed her US tour dates to focus on her album.

Pop star ALMA

Pop star ALMA

The 'Chasing Highs' hitmaker has announced that she will only be performing in Brooklyn, New York, on October 5 and Los Angeles on October 18, as she requires more time to get her new songs for her debut record just right.

This means concert-goers who were expecting to see the Finnish star in the US that month will have to wait a little while longer to see ALMA perform live, but she reassured them it will be worth the wait and she will be announcing new dates "soon".

In a note to fans, she wrote on Instagram: "Hey I'm so excited to share new music with you soon ... I'm deep in making the new album right now and hope you're really going to love it.

"It needs a bit more time than expected and because of that I am sad to say I'm having to postpone some of my US tour dates.

NY and LA I'll still be seeing you as planned but need to be in the studio as much as possible the rest of the month.

"We'll be announcing some new dates soon, thank you so much for being partient and coolest people in the world love you guys (sic)"

The 22-year-old star - who has worked with the likes of Charli XCX and Tove Lo - placed fifth in the 7th season of the Finnish version of 'Idol' in 2013. The singer-and-songwriter shot to fame featuring on rapper French Montana's song 'Phases' last year.

ALMA - whose 2018 single 'Chasing Highs' peaked at number 18 on the Official UK Chart - has released three mixtapes so far, this year's 'Heavy Rules Mixtape' and 2016's 'Dye My Hair' and 'Karma (Remixes)'.