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Mabel also spent 2016 electrifying audiences with her live performances; securing main stage slots at Iceland Airwaves, Field Day, The Great Escape Festival as well as her own headline show at London’s Moth Club.Now Mabel is ready to position herself at the vanguard of contemporary soul singers with the April 2017 release of her debut EP ), the four-track EP is a glimpse into the world of Mabel before her full LP release later this year as well as a personal exploration of “femininity, sexiness and independence and a lyrical exploration of what that means to me.” She explains,“writing the EP has been such an interesting journey for me.With its exultant chorus, is really letting go and not overthinking.The production really embraces a sound that is very important to my roots and it’s definitely a part of my identity that I hadn’t explored musically before.” Seductive, slow, subtle and delicate are the best ways to describe Mabel says of the EP’s closing track, “it’s about love without ownership.A self-confessed loner, Mabel found solace in her music. Post where she longingly pines for her family, friends and a lover in London, written when she was away working on music in the States.With the intial success of three singles, Mabel secured features with campaign and collaborated with the Tate Modern on a special bespoke video to celebrate the gallery’s new wing.Still only 16, the track went on to reach number one in the US, UK, Canada, Ireland and New Zealand, earning comparisons with Lana Del Ray, Kate Bush and James Blake and making Lorde one of the world's hottest new artists.
Mattafix were an English electronic duo, consisting of vocalist Marlon Roudette and producer & keyboardist Preetesh Hirji.
Title track was written in Los Angeles with Florence and The Machine and Jessie Ware collaborator Kid Harpoon and Sarah Aarons.
Mabel says of the writing process, “it was a very different experience writing that song compared to the others on the EP.
I had never met Sarah before and it’s the only track on the EP that wasn’t written in London. I hardly remember the process so it must’ve just poured out of me.” is the EP’s undoubted banger.
Written with Mabel’s brother Marlon Roudette and London-based producer JD Reid (notably of Plastician’s Terrorhythm imprint), the song is tropical, infectious with a peppering of soca influence.