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Mahalia teams up with Little Simz for soulful new cut "Proud of Me"

08 February 2018, 13:28 | Written by Pip Williams

Mahalia's been busy, busy, busy since releasing "Sober" just last year. Now she's teaming up with rap powerhouse Little Simz on the soulful, choral-led "Proud of Me".

"Proud of Me" is the culmination of years of work from the Birmingham-based singer, who wrote her first song at the age of eight. "I've never been religious," the Birmingham-based singer opens over the track's swell of gospel-infused backing vocals, "instead my mama showered me in kisses."

"Proud of Me" is an honest, open-hearted cut about the aims of her music career: making something of herself that her family can be proud of. There's some "extra magic" from dream collaborator Little Simz in the final minute, but the 19-year-old is certainly taking the time to win us over on her own terms.

Grab tickets for Mahalia's UK tour later this year.
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