Watch out for Mahlia, a talented and upcoming artist on the scene. Her song, “Sober” is the first official single off her new album, and is captivating audiences around the world. Featuring a beat that is retro and airy, Sober creates the perfect space for Mahlia’s unique voice. Releasing her first album “Head Space” in 2012, and then “Never Change” in 2015, this British native has gotten the attention of musical peers like Rudimental. Mahlia can be heard featuruing on Rudimental’s ‘We the Generation”. At only 19 years of age, Mahlia accomplishes what some artists can only dream of doing, and we can’t wait to see what she does next.
The track is a rich slice of R&B that recalls the likes of Erykah Badu, Sade and Lauryn Hill, yet is sprinkled with originality and pushed into the present day. “I’m sorry that there ain’t no time left, you and I are over, me and you are done,” she sings, her warm tones melding into the illustrious, groove-laden beat, her words hitting straight to the heart. The track is quintessentially Mahalia – encompassing the classic sounds of the past while refusing to be hemmed in by one particular genre; her open-hearted lyricism holding it all together like magic dust.