At the tender age of 20, Mahalia is being touted as the hottest new revelation on the British soul and R’n’B scene. And rightly so: this Leicester-born girl is creating bewitching and introspective sounds, following in the footsteps of great voices including Amy Winehouse, Lauryn Hill, India.Arie and even Adele, who she cites as one of her biggest influences.
While she got a contract with a recording label age 13 and released her first album when she was 16, it was only at the end of 2017 that her career really took off, propelled by a visit to the monochrome COLORS studio where she sang her track ‘Sober’ (the video has notched up some 20 million views already).
Since then Mahalia has been busy: as well as lining up a dozen tour dates around Europe, with two in Paris, the prolific singer and guitarist has also released a series of powerful singles including Hold On, I Wish I Missed My Ex and Proud of Me, done in collaboration with her friend Little Simz. Last September she launched Seasons a new EP consisting of six tracks that do everything to confirm the sheer scope of her talents.