Sober from 19-year-old singer-songwriter Mahalia is an exquisite R&B gem that showcases why she is a rising star and one to watch for in 2018. With its chilled boom-bap beat offering a gorgeous soundbed for Mahalia’s smooth vocals, the track effortlessly glides along in a hazy vibe reminiscent of early Erykah Badu and Mary J Blige. Produced by Maths Time Joy, the track has received some serious love online from The Fader, Dummy and Complex, including a recent session video for the Berlin-based Colors studio that has clocked up over 1.9 million views on YouTube. Her music has so far amassed over eight million combined streams and garnered support from 1Xtra, Radio 1, The Guardian, NME and a position within i-D’s prestigious Class of 2018 list. Having played her second sold-out London date in three months last night (15 November) at the Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen, Mahalia will be supporting Jorja Smith on her UK tour in February next year before headlining Omeara in London on 14 March. Recently hailed as the “Lauryn Hill of the Snapchat generation” by Mixmag, her music is quickly becoming synonymous with the trials of everyday life for today's youth. And if, like us, you adore clever and expressive songwriting with a luscious vibe and sublime vocals, then Mahalia is one artist that you need to add to your radar.
Label: Jamie Ahye, Atlantic Records, +44 (0)20 7368 3748
Publishing: Copyright Control, Bernadette Barret and Gavin Batty, Mondo Management, +44 (0)20 7352 4844
National Radio: Phil Youngman & Mel Rudder, Atlantic Records, +44 (0)20 79385 591/+44 (0)20 7938 5617
Regional Radio: Carrie Curtis, Atlantic Records +44 (0)20 7938 5592
Press & Online: Rachel Campbell, Atlantic Records, +44 (0)20 7368 2638
TV: Holly Marshall & Deirdre Moran, Atlantic Records, +44 (0)20 7938 5535 / +44 (0)20 7938 5617
Club: Tracey Webb, Power Promotions, +44 (0)20 8932 3030
Live: Paul Wilson, CAA, +44 (0)20 8846 3000
Brands: Max Boffee, Warner Music, +44 (0)20 7368 2656
Management: Bernadette Barret and Gavin Batty, Mondo Management, +44 (0)20 7352 4844
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