Sydney-born, now UK-based songstress Mali-Koa returns with her glorious new single “Revolution”, the latest to be lifted from her upcoming debut album.
Co-produced by Grammy Award winning producer Maestro ‘The Baker’ (Rihanna, J Hus) and arranged by Onree Gill (Alicia Keys, Justin Timberlake, John Mayor, will.i.am), the smooth gospel-tinged track gorgeously utilises rich, bright pianos across a graceful, foot-stomping beat. The final chorus’ powerful key change particularly showcases Mali’s warm and stirring vocals, which soar as she is joined by the soulful Ella Q and sing choir (Prince, Whitney Houston, John Legend, Charlie Wilson) across echoing hand-claps for a truly euphoric and spiritual sonic experience.
“Revolution” is further marked by a politically-charged music video which powerfully documents moments from vital social movements to highlight and keep conversations going around gender, race, human rights and climate change – something Mali has been passionate about throughout her career, regularly holding live streams to her 500K+ Instagram followers with socio-political charities to raise awareness of social and political issues.
Mali’s fan base comes from a wide range of backgrounds, and so the music video is intended to show them what’s been going on in the world in the hopes of keeping them informed, educated and inspired to speak up about injustice to help create social change – to the point where hundreds of Mali’s fans from all around the world submitted their own messages of hope to create an alternate fan video.
Sharing her thoughts on the song, Mali-Koa reveals: “Revolution is your most powerful self in your most vulnerable moments. It’s the choice to be an active participant in the life you want to live. It’s about the change you want to see in the world. It’s self-belief and a belief in the power of others to do good. It’s the moment you choose a path and commit to moving forward. It’s when you make decisions out of love and not fear. Revolution is radical and it is equal. Revolution is the greatness in our everyday experience of life and what it means to be human.”
Forging her path this year as a multi-faceted artist at the brink of breaking through into mainstream consciousness, Mali has seen critical attention for her music pour in from a plethora of tastemakers including NOTION, THE GUARDIAN AUS, REFINERY29, CLASH, 1883 MAGAZINE, PAUSE HER, SPINDLE, TONE DEAF, EUPHORIA, ATWOOD MAGAZINE and VICE’s NO BASIC GIRLS ALLOWED alongside a cover shoot for HEART EYES MAGAZINE; “Revolution” in particular winning over heavyweight industry names like Elton John, Trevor Nelson and Laura Whitmore as well as exclusively performing the song for her debut Mahogany Session.
After spending the past year writing and recording with renowned producers in the studio, Mali-Koa is now gearing up for the release of her debut album, out later this year. With her sonically refreshing talent, this project will exceed her fans’ expectations.