Mali-Koa Releases Debut Album “Hunger”: Streaming
- London-based Australian singer-songwriter Mali-Koa, who is known as a sister of 5 Seconds of Summer's bassist Calum Hood, released her long-awaited debut album “Hunger” on November 20th.
The album comprises of 12-track, including preceding singles “Sorry”, “Dancer”, “Some Things”, “Me Before You” and “Revolution”.
She wrote songs and recorded in Nashville, Sweden and London in 2019. Mali-Koa told American Songwriter, “When I thought about what I wanted to do with the record, my dream was to go to Nashville and write with country songwriters … I managed to go there and write with some really amazing people.”
Mali-Koa shared of the album on social media, “I moved to the UK 7 years ago with a suitcase, zero friends and no plans. FF to today and I released an album about the ups, downs and in everything in between. I can't quite believe that I get to write songs everyday. Sometimes the path less travelled is the best way forward.
I've spent a lot of time thinking about and working towards today. I know I'll look back on this, proud of the story it tells. I'm grateful for my team and the creatives who helped it to life. Hunger is for all the people who've felt stuck between a rock and a hard place - there is always a way out. Hope the songs find a home in you x”
- On the same day of releasing the album, she dropped a new music video for the album title track directed by Alex + Plex Studio.
She said of the song, “You always know when you write a special song, 'Hunger' was that song for me. It was born from a place of love and ambition, with equal parts disappointment and longing. The lyrics were sharp but honest and the message no matter how daunting, just as hopeful. It was the ugly truth, but as I'd always known it – real and optimistic. I realised after we'd written it just how much this particular story above all others meant to me. It was about all the obstacles, my successes, and my shortcomings I'd faced. It's a nod to the impossible and all-consuming dream, and the lives we build around them and manifest for ourselves. The day I wrote 'Hunger' in Nashville, I remember thinking, “this is it, this is what I want to say.” It's the title track of the album because without 'Hunger', I'm almost certain there would be no record at all”.
- source : American Songwriter