Mahalia is back with a soulful new single, ‘Whenever You’re Ready’ – listen to it below.
It follows his last single, ‘Jealousy’, which was released earlier this year.
Back in March, Mahalia teamed up with Rico Nasti to sing the song, her first song of 2020. Earlier she joined Pa Saliyu on “Energy” from the rapper’s “Send Them to Coventry” mixtape. Mahalia also collaborated with psychedelic soul artist Child on the track “Awake” in April.
The singer’s latest, produced by Two Inch Punch and co-written by Mahalia and MNEK, also samples Montel Jordan’s ’90s track, ‘Get It On Tonight.
“I’m so excited to release this song. I remember the first time I heard Montel Jordan’s ‘Get It On Tonight’ in ‘Save the Last Dance’ when I was a kid. Has inspired me to dance ever since and sampling it in ‘Whenever You’re Ready’ is really special to me.
“I had a lot of fun writing it with MNEK and Two Inch Punch. I was going through a breakup at the time and really wanted to capture this part of that process. It’s my new summer jam. I hope every Somebody will love this as much as I do!”
Her co-writer for the song MNEK said: “I’ve known Mahalia for years. I resonate with her as someone who started in the industry in my early teens and treated her the same way. It was essential to navigate and develop professionally and personally at the same time.
“There has always been something special in what Mahalia brings to music and I am glad the world is seeing it. His pen, his voice, his vulnerability, his vibrancy – I love him and this song so much. “
Last December, Mahalia was among the winners at the 2020 MOBO Awards, carrying two trophies.
The awards ceremony, which returned for the first time since 2017, saw the British R&B star win awards for Best Female Act and Best R&B/Soul Act.