New Track ‘Begging‘ Available Now
“She’s blazing a trail that’s all her own” Guardian
“The best R&B to come out of London in recent memory” Fader
“A richness and honesty that sets her out” Noisey
“A breakout star” Stylist
Today, Mabel releases her surprise debut mixtape, Ivy To Roses, which is introduced by new track ‘Begging.’ Available this Friday, Ivy To Roses also features breakout single ‘Finders Keepers’, which has become one of the standout, slow-burning anthems of 2017 (currently climbing the UK Top 20, playlisted across the likes of Radio 1, Capital, 1Xtra, and having surpassed 12 million streams).
“‘Ivy to Roses‘, says Mabel, “is another piece of the puzzle. It’s collection of songs that I love and want the world to hear right now. This is only the beginning of my journey but I want people to feel part of the evolution of my music, which is why I’m putting another project out now.”
The mark of a young artist truly hitting her stride, Ivy To Roses is a striking statement of intent from Mabel. Here is a cohesive, expertly-crafted collection of songs that explore control in modern relationships (the power-play of ‘Come Over’, the feminine independence of ‘Low Key’) and those moments when you lose it (the raw vulnerability of ‘Roses’, or the dancehall-inspired frustration of ‘Begging’). Mabel’s debut mixtape is ultimately about growing up, and into your own skin: the beautiful, piano-led ‘Ivy’ pays tribute to those family and friends who you take into the next chapter of your life, as well as the actual ivy which Mabel found growing in her bedroom and continues to flourish (no matter how many times it’s cut back).
Ivy To Roses is a vivid snapshot of Mabel’s extraordinary personal journey thus far, and a tantalizing taste of where she may go next. Born into a musical dynasty, she has spent the last couple of years carving out her own sound, her own way; now arriving at the point where Mabel is ready to make the type of debut album she has spent her whole life (from choreographing DIY dance routines with her sister to writing songs in secret) building up towards. Along the way, Mabel has grown into one of British pop’s most refreshing and positive young role models: moving effortlessly between the worlds of music, fashion, dance and art, and as at home collaborating with Stormzy or Tate Modern as she is touring with Years & Years and teaming up with campaigns for Adidas.
Always an honest, open and exciting young talent, Ivy To Roses announces Mabel as a blossoming, bonafide pop star who’s not done growing yet.