Mahalia Is A Heartfelt Wonder On New Track ‘Back Up Plan’
The incredibly humble talent is back with her brand new single ‘Back Up Plan’ and we absolutely love it.
At the end of 2015, singer/songwriter Mahalia shared her four track EP ‘Never Change’ to hugely positive reviews. Now, the incredibly humble talent is back with her brand new single ‘Back Up Plan’ and we absolutely love it.
Heartfelt. Honest. Sincere. Stunning. There are a host of superlatives that could be used to describe Mahalia’s latest offering and its raw authenticity is beautifully touching. Her ability to shift from wonderous spoken word to truly poignant vocals in an instant is a real talent and ensures that she stands out from the crowd as an artist who is very much in her own lane.
Talking about the track, Mahalia said, “It’s one of the first songs I wrote when I was really young and it came out of watching reality programmes on telly and really sensing that just ‘wanting to be famous’ was never going to be enough. I guess I’m also saying that as much as you need to follow your dream, there’s always a price to pay.”
The simplicity of the monochrome music video further enhances the realness of ‘Back Up Plan’. It allows the words of the song to paint the picture for listeners who can put their own vision to the sensitive tale. With a host of UK dates lined up in the next few months, we will definitely be catching Mahalia live in the flesh. If her live show is anything as potent as this track, it’s going to be something special.
Mahalia’s UK Live Dates:
18th May - Main support w/ Frances - KOKO
21st May - The Great Escape - Spiegel Tent
1st July -Barn on the Farm Festival
3rd July -Love Supreme Jazz Festival
22nd July -Deer Shed Festival
Words: Matt Tarr
Online Edit: Ra'ed Khan