Mabel has released the lead single from her upcoming 'Bedroom EP', out this May. The track is called "Finders Keepers", and it features a sultry collaboration between the artist and fellow London artist Kojo Funds.
The 21 year old was born in Malaga, Spain and raised in Stockholm, Sweden. Now she spends most of her time in London. She’s the daughter of 90’s singer Neneh Cherry, a true pioneer of early RnB. Her dad Cameron McVey produced for Massive Attack. The artist grew up around musicians and would often join her parents on the road.
A decade later Mabel went to study music production in Sweden, but kept the fact that she was writing her own music a secret from her parents until she was 16. In 2015 she broke out with her debut track ‘Know Me Better’. Unsigned at the time, she used her friends to help produce the track - which was influenced by the likes of Jhené Aiko and Lauryn Hill. This was followed by her iconic track ‘Thinking of You’, which was treated to several remixes from the likes of Cadenza and AJ Tracey.
Last week the artist built anticipation ahead of her new track via social media, tweeting “maaaassive thank you to all of you for being patient. Can't wait for you to hear what I've been working on”. Yesterday she finally released the track, titled ‘Finders Keepers’. Set over a soft piano instrumental and dancehall influenced beat, the artist - who cites Aaliyah as her muse - sings a lilting, sultry chorus that is complimented by an accomplished set of lyrics provided by fellow rising star Kojo Funds.
Her Bedroom EP will be released on May 26th, and a week later the artist will be performing at Village Underground Festival in Shoreditch, East London.
Watch Finders Keepers here: