Mahalia continues her return with new single ‘Cheat’.
The soulful pop queen signalled her comeback with the excellent ‘Terms And Conditions’, which leads into her upcoming album ‘IRL’. A work of truth, it lands on July 14th and the latest preview has just gone live.
Out now, ‘Cheat’ is a self-described “infectious bop” and it finds Mahalia taking revenge on a man who has wronged her. Joined by JoJo, it’s a statement of female power, with their illustrious vocals fully intertwined.
Produced by Spencer Stewart and JD. Reid, the collaboration between Mahalia and her soul sister has been on the cards for some time. “I can’t quite believe this one is real. I have been a fan of JoJo for as long as I can remember so having her on this record really is a dream come true for me,” Mahalia says. “I love watching people come together through hardship and everything about this song represents that. For me, it is a song about strength, power and letting go.”
“I loved teaming up with Mahalia on this fully infectious bop,” JoJo states on the collaboration. “Not only can I not get the melodies out of my head… but I’ve BEEN THERE.. and it feels good to be singing with my friend about this very real part of growing up: Realizing that some boys are for the streets and will never change.”
Shot in New York and directed by filmmaker Boma Iluma, you can check out the video for ‘Cheat’ now.