Tuesday’s Tunes: Mahalia’s ‘I Wish I Missed My Ex’ Is a Big Mood

Catch on this vibe from the upswinging UK R&B scene’s Mahalia.

Based in Birmingham, UK, up-and-comer Mahalia is on the scene. Departing from a more conservative and stripped-back sensibility likened to her 2016 debut Diary of Me, 2017 and 2018 have been a marked transition to an edgier hip hop groove. Singles like “Sober” and “Proud of Me (feat. Little Simz)” have garnered attention for their unique voice and warm R&B vibe. “I Wish I Missed My Ex” is a sassy and spot-the-fuck-on addition to an already blossoming repertoire.

The song echoes an almost holy chorus of eternally relatable anti-nostalgia regarding past relationships. Rising from a place of mellow resonance, the classic yet modernized R&B energy will undoubtedly have you on your feet. Check out her equally relatable song “Sober,” performed for the lauded COLORS Berlin and keep an eye out for tour dates this Fall.


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