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The muses of La Musa: Mahalia

Birmingham-based singer-songwriter and Atlantic Records signee Mahalia is taking the world by storm with her silky smooth vocals. A 2017 video of her debut single, “Sober” now boasts 25 million views on YouTube, and she already supported the likes of Ed Sheeran, Emeli Sandé and Jorja Smith, all without releasing a full-length album. Her self-described “psycho-acoustic soul” features squeaky clean production and hinges on her Erykah Badu-esque, mystical vocal superpower. After releasing her 2018 EP, Seasons, she released a new single this year (“Do Not Disturb”) and is currently working on her debut album.

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The muses of La Musa: Ama Lou

The things you don’t see and the ones you don’t talk about. What we hide. All those personal and social taboos. The dark side of the moon is where The things you don’t see and the ones you don’t talk about. What we hide. All those personal and social taboos. The dark side of the moon is where Ama Lou’s lyrics orbit, but only in order to make it visible: police brutality, Black Lives Matter, gender issues and socially admitted aesthetic rules are unfold and denounced in a songbook which may still be thin, but full of promises. Because the allies of the London singer, multi-instrumentalist and composer are not exactly feeble: she has toured with her friend Jorja Smith (to whom she has been compared for her R&B which is as powerful as it is subtle), and Drake himself released an Instagram story quoting a line from one of her songs. “Pretty girls seem to get their way / Even if they don’t have much to say”.  Maybe pretty girls get their own way sometimes, but Ama Lou is here to prove that the ones who end up ruling are girls like her. Who runs the world?s lyrics orbit, but only in order to make it visible: police brutality, Black Lives Matter, gender issues and socially admitted aesthetic rules are unfold and denounced in a songbook which may still be thin, but full of promises. Because the allies of the London singer, multi-instrumentalist and composer are not exactly feeble: she has toured with her friend Jorja Smith (to whom she has been compared for her R&B which is as powerful as it is subtle), and Drake himself released an Instagram story quoting a line from one of her songs. “Pretty girls seem to get their way / Even if they don’t have much to say”.  Maybe pretty girls get their own way sometimes, but Ama Lou is here to prove that the ones who end up ruling are girls like her.

Ville à Dômat # 218: ‘Indienautes’

Cada dilluns teniu una cita amb els ‘indinautes’ de les ones hertzianes. Divus Julius Bonasera i els seus il·lustres col·laboradors: el mestre Bergman i La Musa han preparat un programa per fregar-se les orelles. Estrenem el més nou de Mogwai, Childish Gambino, Parquet Courts o Fantastic Negrito i també dels veterans James o The Coral i de noves promeses com ara Artificial Pleasure, Baywaves, Black Honey, Yuno, Jorja Smith o Jungle.
A més tota la informació sobre els millors concerts de la setmana i del  Loom Festival, el DocsBarcelona i el MaremagnumFest.
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Ville à Dômat: Indienautes

The muses of La Musa: Jorja Smith

19-year-old Jorja Smith has been writing songs since the the age of 11. She found inspiration in her hometown of Walsall, and the political and economic issues she faced. After graduating high school and moving to London, she self-released “Blue Lights”, her debut single, in 2016.  She has since released another single “Where Did I Go” in March of 2016. With comparisons to Lauryn Hill and Amy Winehouse, Jorja Smith is sure to make waves with her strong lyricism.

Jorja Smith has won the Brit Awards 2018 Critics’ Choice award, putting her in the rarefied company of previous honorees Adele, Sam Smith and Ellie Goulding.