Mahalia, the British R&B singer mixing lyrically conscious songs with soulful melodies, has shared the remarkable new video for her song "One Night Only."
The track, which also features the deeper than deep vocals of London MC Kojey Radical, is a stirring and thoughtful reversal of the stereotypical casual sex narrative in which she takes control of things and sings "You were lucky to be with somebody like me, Baby I'm a queen."
To capture the vibe of the song, Mahalia recruited a group of friends who stand tall together radiating confidence. Radical, the only man in the clip, flounders while they stay strong.
Speaking to The FADER via email, Mahalia said: “This is my favourite video yet. I’m so happy I could work with Kojey on this one. 'One Night Only' is so special to me and I got to include some of my favourite girls. Hope you love it as much as I do!”
Check out the video above. Mahalia's Seasons EP is out now.