Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Mabel - Thinking Of You

London-based artist Mabel (who is also the daughter of Neneh Cherry and Massive Attack producer Cameron McVey) has just unveiled her brilliant new single called "Thinking Of You "along with its accompanying music video. The single first premiered as Annie Mac's Hottest Record in the World and follows a incredible past few months for Mabel, who was nominated for the BBC Sound Poll, Spotify's Ones To Watch and the Blog Sound of 2016. Not to mention, she has also since collaborated with SBTRKT, toured with Years & Years, and made her debut festival appearances at Glastonbury, Field Day and Great Escape.

Cool and effortlessly confident, "Thinking Of You" draws intimately on those wider troubles of dealing with relationships when things are changing rapidly around you: it's a song about missing people and also home. "Relationships with cities are similar to relationships with people... being away from both can really make you appreciate what you have," Mabel says. Equally as inspired by iconic 90s R&B – Destiny’s Child, Lauryn Hill – as the contemporary, soulful hip-hop of Drake, the results are Mabel's most accomplished yet, and arrive after an intense period of writing, touring and self-discovery for the only-just-turned-twenty-year-old.

In the build-up to ‘Thinking Of You’, Mabel was also recently commissioned to create a video project commemorating the opening of the new Tate Modern building: the subsequent film - soundtracked by the specially-written new track, ‘Talk About Forever’ – also fulfilled Mabel’s childhood-dream return to dance routines, in the psychedelic environment of Gustav Metzger’s ‘Liquid Crystal Environment’ installation. Finding her feet in the spotlight, you sense this won’t be the last full-circle ambition coming Mabel’s way in the months ahead.

Watch the video for "Thinking Of You" below.

"Thinking Of You" is available now on iTunes.


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