Release date: 10/03/2017 Digital release date: 10/03/2017 Label: Polydor
Mabel premieres new track, ‘Finders Keepers’ (ft. Kojo Funds)
New single and EP – ‘Bedroom’ – available to pre-order now
Village Underground headline show also announced.
"The best R&B to come out of London in recent memory" Fader
"Chock-full of personality, underpinned by a gorgeous sense of yearning" Guardian
"Everything you wish you were when you were a teenager" Dazed
"Always destined to be pretty special - but nobody could've predicted Mabel" i-D
"A richness and honesty that sets her out” Noisey
"Shimmering, soulful R&B...and she has so much more to offer" DIY
Mabel is back with brand new track ‘Finders Keepers’ (featuring hotly-tipped MC Kojo Funds), which is available today via Polydor Records. ‘Finders Keepers’ introduces Mabel’s next single and forthcoming EP ‘Bedroom’, which you can also pre-order here. Having recently been confirmed for Secret Garden Party, tickets for Mabel’s third ever headline show – Village Underground, June 1st – will go on sale on X at X. Details of additional live plans and further exciting collaboration will follow soon.
‘Finders Keepers’ is an infectious blend of R&B and tropical hints of dancehall, inspired by long-held heroes such as Drake and Rihanna. “Finders Keepers’ is really about letting go and not overthinking,” Mabel says. “I’m English, Swedish and Sierra Leonean, and it was important for me to begin to explore my mixed roots musically.” With a smooth guest appearance from Kojo Funds, ‘Finders Keepers’ is the perfect introduction to ‘Bedroom’ and its accompanying EP: made over the course of a year in Los Angeles and London, in collaboration with Kid Harpoon (Florence and The Machine, Jessie Ware), Josh Crocker (who Mabel worked with on ‘Know Me Better’ and ‘My Boy My Town’) and Joel Pott (‘Thinking Of You’), here are songs which explore femininity, sexiness, independence, and the instinctive storytelling and melodic gifts of this only-just turned-21 year old.
Born into a musical dynasty, it is safe to say that music quite literally runs in the blood of Mabel. She spent her childhood zig-zagging with her sisters from the mountains of Malaga to Notting Hill and Sweden, where she studied at the prestigious Rytmus Musikergymnasiet music school (Robyn, Tove Lo). A self-confessed loner, Mabel found solace in writing music – for a long time, in secret - which made the sudden reaction to her early tracks ‘Know Me Better’ and ‘My Boy My Town’ all the more remarkable. Yet it’s a sound Mabel continues to evolve in her own style, and at her own pace; she’s a true child of the golden age of 00s r’n’b, harnessing the energy of idols like Beyonce circa Destiny’s Child and the vocal stylings of Minnie Ripperton.
2016 saw Mabel continue to refine her instantly identifiable sound and look. Having collaborated with SBTRKT and toured arenas with Years & Years, breakout single ‘Thinking Of You’ has now been streamed over 7 million times, with Mabel also hand-picked to create a choreographed video in support of the reopened Tate Modern (‘Talk About Forever’). Then, this January Mabel was chosen by Adidas to be the new face of global campaign – with an extended TV spot airing during the Grammies – alongside the likes of Snoop Dogg, Stormzy and Dev Hynes. It is this restless appetite to converge cultures – music, video, dance, art – which has been passed down to Mabel, and makes her one of modern Pop’s brightest young things.
Track listing:1. Mabel - Finders Keepers ft. Kojo Funds