Mahalia Premieres New Song “Roadside” featuring AJ Tracey on BBC Radio 1
- Jamaican-British singer-songwriter Mahalia premiered a new song “Roadside” along with a music video on BBC Radio 1's Future Sounds with Clara Amfo.
This time, she teamed up with London-based rapper AJ Tracey for the song.
This marks the first collaboration between Mahalia and AJ Tracey.
It was written by AJ Tracey and Mahalia. Produced by Keven Wolfsohn and KAMILLE. The video was directed by Pip+Lib.
Mahalia told Clara Amfo about the song, “Roadside is firstly for me, just like the one track that I wrote this year that I've been excited about since I came up with studios. So I was in a studio with two producers the elements. And a friend of mine, Abby, and we were just chatting, and like I was actually, I wasn't going through a breakup at the time but I'd like not like not long since kind of just gone through one, and I was kind of just going through the motions of power how I felt, abandonment was kind of the overall feeling like any feeling like I was left in the lurch, as I would say at home and just kind of left, to my own devices, not really knowing how I was feeling or like how that happened. And then both sides. As the song came out of it, and it just really felt like the perfect description of the heartbreak that I was going through.”
- She said of this collaboration with AJ Tracey, “So I came up, so I came out of the session, not knowing, I kind of originally had the whole song, and then I suppose, I think it always comes in reflection, and I think it was like listening to it I definitely. I've always really enjoyed getting a male perspective, like just because you know I'm kind of there chatting everything I've tried and then I'm like throwing in one side, but I always love getting the guy's perspective. And to be fair, I think, I think it was one conversation between me and my manager, and they were just like, I think it has to be AJ. So it was pretty. I think I kind of knew exactly what I wanted, it was just about getting it, and I got it.”
- source : BBC Radio 1