- Roadside is the single released by Mahalia.
- The song also features AJ Tracey directed by The Elements.
- “You left me, left without a farewell/But I truly thought you were a hero.”
Mahalia and AJ Tracey:
Mahalia has delivered another single with AJ Tracey called ‘Side of the road.’
Created by British team The Elements, the R&B artist’s new record hears her convey excruciating verses about a separation, with AJ stepping in towards the finish of the track to offer a male point of view on the split.
“That you left me, left me, left me on the side of the road/When you kept me waitin’ on you the entire evening/I never realized you’d be a heartbreaker/I’m finished with your phoney love,” Mahalia sings on the theme. “You left me, left without a farewell/But I truly thought you were a hero.”
Talking on the tune – which follows July’s ‘At whatever point You’re Ready’ – Mahalia said: “I’ve somewhat been amped up for delivering this one since I began composing it. Recently out of a separation, I made this one with The Elements and two of my most loved young ladies and lyricists Abby (Absolutely) and Kamille. We had some good times composing and making this together.”
She added: “Getting AJ on it was the clincher for me. I’ve needed to work with him always and I was excessively cheerful such that it very well may be on this tune. I trust you love it!”
‘Side of the road’ is set to show up on the development of Mahalia’s 2019 collection, ‘Love And Compromise’. Composed during the lockdown, the title of the artist’s new LP – which she is yet to uncover – will be motivated by a Maya Angelou sonnet, she told Rolling Stone UK this month.
In 2020, Mahalia put out her honour winning the ‘Separation Tapes’ EP. Last December, she was among the victors at 2020’s MOBO Awards, leaving with two prizes.
The honours function, which returned interestingly since 2017, saw the British R&B star bring home the honours for Best Female Act and Best R&B/Soul Act.
Mahalia’s next show will happen at the O2 Academy Brixton in London on November 19.