Mabel Releases New Single and Video “Bedroom” Today on Capitol Records

Mabel Releases New Single and Video “Bedroom” Today 
on Capitol Records
Bedroom – EP To Be Released May 26th
 
“She’s blazing a trail that’s all her own” Guardian
“The best R&B to come out of London in recent memory” Fader
“Flipping the music-world male gaze without missing a beat” Dazed
“Always destined to be pretty special – but nobody could’ve predicted Mabel” i-D
“A richness and honesty that sets her out” Noisey
“A breakout star” Stylist
 
May 11th, 2017 – (Hollywood, CA) – Mabel premiered the video for her new single “Bedroom” today on The FADER. “Bedroom” is the second track from her EP of the same name, which is set for release on May 26th via Capitol Records and is now available for pre-order. Gutsy, honest and open, “Bedroom” is an anthem of feminine independence, sexuality and control. Written in Los Angeles with Kid Harpoon (Years & Years, Jessie Ware) and Sarah Aarons, the track lyrically tackles facing up to a toxic relationship that you’re tired of trying to fix while the track’s accompanying video perfectly articulates this sense of taking charge. Watch it HERE.
To create the video, Mabel, who has a long history of dance, teamed up once again with director and choreographer Holly Blakely, her collaborator for the”Talk About Forever” video for reopening of London’s Tate Modern: the resulting “Bedroom” visual rejects a dependence on a love-interest, instead focusing on a strong, all-female cast in the confessional setting of a sleepover.
Fresh off of her recent debut TV appearance in the U.K. on Later…With Jools Holland,Mabel saw her first track “Finders Keepers (featuring Kojo Funds)” playlisted at BBC Radio 1, 1Xtra and rack up over 3 million streams. Additionally, Mabel sold out her third ever headline show at London’s Village Underground on June 1st months in advance and is also confirmed to play Secret Garden Party this year. Stay tuned for further live shows and festival plans.
Mabel’s forthcoming EP, Bedroom, is the best evidence yet of the instinctive storytelling and melodic gifts of this only-just turned-21 year old. Born into a musical dynasty (Mom is ’80s icon Neneh Cherry; Dad is Cameron McVey, best known for his work withMassive Attack and Portishead), it is safe to say that music quite literally runs in the blood of Mabel. She spent her childhood zig-zagging with her sisters from the mountains of Malaga to Notting Hill and Sweden, where she studied at the prestigious Rytmus Musikergymnasiet music school (Robyn, Tove Lo). A self-confessed loner, Mabel found solace in writing music – for a long time, in secret – which made the sudden reaction to her early tracks ‘Know Me Better’ and ‘My Boy My Town’ all the more remarkable.  Yet it’s a sound Mabel continues to evolve in her own style, and at her own pace; she’s a true child of the golden age of 00s R&B, harnessing the energy of idols like Beyoncé circaDestiny’s Child and the vocal stylings of Minnie Ripperton.
Tipped for BBC Music’s Sound of 2016 poll, Mabel continued to refine her instantly identifiable sound and look over the course of last year. Having collaborated withSBTRKT and toured arenas with Years & Years, her breakout single “Thinking Of You” has now been streamed over 7 million times, with Mabel also hand-picked to create a choreographed video in support of the reopened Tate Modern (“Talk About Forever”). Then, this January, Adidas selected Mabel to be the new face of its global “Originals” campaign – with an extended TV spot airing during the Grammy’s – alongside the likes ofSnoop Dogg, Stormzy and Dev Hynes. It is this restless appetite to converge cultural mediums – music, video, dance, art – which has been passed down to Mabel, and makes her one of modern music’s brightest young things.
 

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