Introducing Mahalia's Letter To Ur Ex. Our new fave princess of R&B has come through with her highly anticipated new EP.
Further to previous single releases Letter To Ur Ex, Whatever Simon Says, Forever and In The Club, Mahalia has unveiled her new EP in its entirety which includes the fierce new track Letter To Ur N(ex)t, a single which marks the concluding piece to the pentalogy.
Speaking on the new track, Mahalia states; “This song will always have a bittersweet place in my heart, I think. I wrote this about my ex partner the night before he broke up with me. Either I was completely delusional or maybe it wasn’t actually for him.
On the EP, Mahalia states; “The idea behind letter to ur ex was to be a tribute to all types of Exes. Whether that be an ex partner. An ex of a new partner. An ex version of oneself .. It is an EP of letters dedicated to all the different people and different stages of my life during these last two years. Real stories and real diary entries.”
The last two years have marked many achievements for the Leicester-born star. Beginning 2020 with her second BRIT nomination. Subsequently, Mahalia also received a GRAMMY nomination for All I Need - Jacob Collier’s single of which she features alongside US rapper, Ty Dolla $ign. Shortly after, Mahalia concluded the year with three MOBO nominations for ‘Best Female Act’, ‘Best R&B/Soul Act’ and ‘Album Of The Year’ for her debut album, Love and Compromise, winning in the first two categories.
In 2021, Mahalia was also nominated for her first ever Ivor Novello award for her 2020 collaboration with UK lyricist Pa Salieu for his single Energy and subsequently concluded the year with an incredible headline show at London’s prestigious venue, O2 Brixton Academy.
Besides the awards and nominations, it’s also been a time of deep personal growth, one that Mahalia describes as a real rollercoaster in her personal and professional life.
Reflection has been the thread running through Mahalia’s writing and while the current global situation offers little more than uncertainty, the singer hopes that her music will encourage her listeners to carve out time to also look back and re-evaluate.
“We’re all fixated on how we can make ourselves better during and after this period of time but I want people to also reminisce on lovely or painful situations they’ve lived through and how they’ve helped shape the people they are now.”