Mahalia
Music
Outdoor

Mahalia

Somerset House Summer Series with American Express

Wed 15 Jul 2020
Doors 19.30
£36.25 (includes £3.75 booking fee)
The Edmond J. Safra
Fountain Court

Signed to Atlantic at just 13, Mahalia wrote and released her first single Sober in 2017.

Since then she’s been living on fast forward – Mahalia’s first COLORS session went viral, put her on everyone’s radar and changed everything. International tours quickly followed - both support and headline – plus a string of infectious singles and collaborations with the likes of Little Simz, Kojey Radical, Ella Mai and Burna Boy. To top it off, in February she received a Brit Award nomination for Best Female Performance.

Inspired by a legendary Eartha Kitt interview, Mahalia’s debut album is titled Love and Compromise, unapologetically addressing her views on relationships. Her signature blend of empowering, candid lyrics is matched by an ambitious departure from earlier, stripped-back acoustic tracks that sees trap, R&B, dancehall and soul organically flavour the new songs.

“Compromise? What is compromise?” The Eartha Kitt sample that opens the new album perfectly sums up the attitude of this rising star. Hear it loud and clear as Mahalia headlines Summer Series.

A stellar debut album filled with intelligently written songs…permeated with Mahalia’s gorgeous honeyed vocals and brilliantly honest lyrics

NME
Mahalia, Sober, COLORS session