The Grammy-nominated and Mobo award winner singer Mahalia has graced us with the release of her first song of the year Jealous featuring Rico Nasty who has just recently featured on Chillpill and Soleima most recent single ‘Lil Bitch’.
Just a week since the tracks release the music video has since reached 1.1M views on Youtube which speaks for its self. This release has been long awaited since her last 2020 single BRB (feat. Pink Sweat$) .
The opening sounds of a flamenco guitar and music video suggest an underlying story of love, heartbreak and revenge, however Mahalia mentions that this was not initially the case, ‘It was a weird time… I was dealing with friends being super unsupportive about decisions I was making and I was struggling with navigating that. I’m really proud and excited about what came out in this song and I hope people love it in the same way we did when we wrote it’ – (DIYMag).
The visuals from this song explore a more dark sinister vibe, with contrasting blues, reds and visual references to the movie Belly , ‘I aimed to visually reference Belly, a film that had always stuck with me from my youth, with strong washes of colour and powerful contrasting production design’- (Melody Maker-shots).
The simple R&B beat contrasts with Mahalia’s soft and gentle tone and Rico’s smooth lyrical flow , this is a catchy blend of tones that has stolen the heart of both Mahalia & Rico fans.
Jealous is available to stream on all music platforms including YouTube, Spotify & iTunes.