M A L I A
Often described as healing, MALIA’s sounds aren’t just something you listen to, they’re something you feel. Originally from the Pacific Northwest, the alternative R&B/neo-soul songstress garnered some initial buzz after opening for The Internet’s Syd on her West Coast tour and went on to amass millions of streams on her EPs Late Bloomer and Ripe. Last year, she was the only artist asked by Alicia Keys to cover a song for the 20th anniversary of Songs In A Minor and was featured on Alicia’s Spotify profile. She also completed her first North American tour in support of JMSN and released her first full-length, Unpolished.
MALIA’s new EP, What’s After “I Love You?,” was written and recorded in response to a heartbreak. “This is the most vulnerable I’ve ever been in my writing and it makes me feel so exposed to share but also empowered because the growth I experienced through this intense pain created the best version of me yet,” she says. “Sharing these songs with the world forces me to continue to remain open and live from a place of love over fear. I hope my story reminds people that moments of darkness however painful, actually hold our hand and help us elevate.”
Barry Taylor & Jana Fisher
"What’s After I Love You? is another moving piece for the Los Angeles artist"
"A gorgeous offering, with MALIA pouring her heart into each and every single note"
"A collection of R&B songs that feel laid back and sexy" - FLOOD
"Feel-good eclectic-soul" -Afropunk
"MALIA continues to bring the vibes as her magnetic, mellow vocals take centre stage accompanied by the soothing instrumental" -Complex
"Soul singer Malia has the buttery voice — not to mention the winning smile — of someone who practices what she preaches: self-love, simplicity and embracing the good in people." -Buzzbands LA
"captured our attention with her warm voice, introspective lyrics, authenticity, and overall delightful vibe" -SoulTracks
"Genuine, mellow, and soothing" - Ones to Watch