About to wrap up her second sold-out European tour, British rising star Mahalia has unveiled the video to accompany her latest offering, ‘One Night Only’ featuring Kojey Radical.
The opening track from her “Seasons EP”, the songstress exemplifies her innate musicality and intuitive sense of melody through its heartfelt lyrics, a proving testament of her natural gifts and signature style.
With a rhythmic nonchalance excruciatingly ethereal, coupled with sultry, lithe vocals, Mahalia fuses old-school soul and atmospheric synths for an alluring R&B pop track. The subtle yet crucial hums and reverbs is magnetic, showcasing her sonic dexterity in navigating mountainous soundscapes with ease.
Directed by Kalvadour Peterson, the video reflects the emotive reversal of the stereotypical casual-sex narrative, placing Mahalia as an all-encompassing figure of empowerment. The shimmering soulful production encapsulates the ambience flawlessly, transposed frames exuding lucid intimacy. To really imbue empowerment, Mahalia recruited a group of real-life-friends who, throughout the visual, hold their head high and glow with confidence – all while Radical attempts to defend the male’s perspective.
This is my favourite video yet. I’m so happy I could work with Kojey on this one. ‘One Night Only’ is so special to me and I got to include some of my favourite girls. Hope you love it as much as I do! – Mahalia says of the visual.
We think it’s all positively stunning!
Oh and in some other good news, Mahalia just announced a couple sideshows ahead of her appearance at next year’s Field Day Festival. Head to her website for all the ticket info.