In the world of music, there are shining beacons of light – artists, producers, musicians – that make us happy listeners and effortlessly provide us with inspiration. One of those UK artists is undoubtedly Mahalia. Her debut album ‘Love and Compromise landed in the summer of 2019 and soon became a critically acclaimed introduction. Through her music, she effortlessly weaves soul, contemporary R&B and 70s in one intoxicating concoction. Passionate in her commitment to a heartfelt display of emotion, she combats the current trend in music of toxicity in this terrain and calls for a balance in perspectives. As a result, Mahalia says that “This culture has not allowed people to feel all encompassing, suffocating emotions.” Throughout her 2022 release, ‘Bag Of You’, she even apologises for her neediness, but still battles through her conflictions to be transparent, admitting she wants her lover all to herself. In her head, Mahalia wants to make her fans feel in the way that an older generation of lovers made her feel. Citing Bonnie Raitt’s ‘I Can’t Make You Love Me’, as well as Anthony Hamilton’s ‘Charlene’ as exemplary love staples.
Singular Artists proudly present Mahalia live at Vicar Street, Dublin on 13th October and Mandela Hall, Belfast on 14th October 2023. Tickets available from www.singularartists.ie Tickets €27.00 / £23.00 + fees, on sale Friday 19th May at 10am