Mabel Finds Her Groove With “My Boy My Town”

Neneh Cherry’s daughter shares her soulful and seductive debut video.

November 12, 2015

Mabel looks tough, but her music feels as tender as a long winter’s night. “My Boy My Town” is the London singer’s first video, and here she plays in the shadows, showcasing her moves and getting into a throwback trip-hop/soul groove. It’s directed by Bafic, who also recently made a video with Mabel’s mom, Neneh Cherry. "I wanted to make a video that reflected the honesty and bareness of the track,” explained Mabel to The FADER over email. "There are only a few different elements in this video and that's because I didn't want to have anything to hide behind. It's still early days for me so I've still got so much to learn about myself and my capabilities—but with making this video I definitely showed myself that this is where I'm supposed to be."

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