Mahalia is a Jamaican-British singer, songwriter and actress. Mahalia has released a couple of EPs and two albums, Diary Of Me (2016) and Love and Compromise (2019). She acted in the film Brotherhood (2016)
Message from Mahalia | May 2020: So, as you know I didn’t get to do my show on my 22nd birthday at Brixton academy and I am missing you guys so much – I am missing performing and doing everything and I just wanted to give you this little live version of me and my band performing isolation tapes. • stay safe • stay sane!
Mahalia | isolation tapes
Mahalia | Surprise me
Mahalia | I Wish I Missed My Ex | Live From YouTube Space, London
Mahalia’s overly anointed status still raises the hackles somewhat. Signed since she was 13, the Leicester singer-songwriter enjoyed early support from Ed Sheeran, putting out a 2016 debut project, Diary of Me, whose freshness was hampered by its fence-sitting between guitar balladry and soul. Love and Compromise is technically the 21-year-old’s second album, but is being pushed as her debut proper. It resolves the genre problem, having opted for an eclectic take on British soul-pop. Despite the emotional content here, Mahalia exudes a breezy mellowness, with thoroughly 2019 themes rubbing up against retro stylings.