Mahalia, last featured for stunning releases like “Sober, “I Remember” and the Seasons EP, returns with her highly anticipated debut album Love and Compromise laced in 13 tracks amid features from Ella Mai, Burna Boy and Terrace Martin to name a few. What’s undeniable about this album is the 21-year-old’s indisputable pen game. The album opens with skillfully scripted records like “Hide Out” which features the ever so ikonic Eartha Kitt “Compromise” conversation throughout thus further emphasizing her emotive lyricism.
Everything about this album is intentional.
Of the album Mahalia told Instagram,”My debut album came out today. This is the most proud I have ever been in my life. I worked the hardest for this. screamed until I couldnt sing anymore, laughed until my cheeks hurt. emptied my heart out over and over again & with people that I love. I’ve gotta say, thank you @producedbyfelix for not only exec producing this record but also for just being my right hand man. You taught me how to truly be myself at all times, no matter who I was with. We made this together and I wouldn’t have wanted to have shared this piece of magic with anybody else. Go stream it, go buy it, believe in it ! I love you all. Thank you again. Just for being here. I can’t believe it. ‘ LOVE👏🏾AND👏🏾COMPROMISE ‘ is OUT NOW ! LINK IN BIO ♥️“
She’s intrepid in her expression and deliberate in her execution. Mahalia may be young, but this album is almost a decade in the making. She fuses genres of dancehall, RnB, Pop and acoustic tendencies – she’s a true gem.
Her vocals evoke trance like states for listeners causing you to close your eyes and melt into the melodic lyrical imagery she plants safely in your subconscious. This an exquisite body of work; indulge below.