Premiere \\ Watch Mali Hayes’ session for Brownswood Basement
Mali Hayes, an artist who is soaring on Gilles’ Peterson‘s Future Bubblers initiative, is preparing for impact in 2018. Ahead of her coming release, we premiere the Mancunian’s performance of neo-soul tickled F You from the Brownswood Basement. A story of post-break up self-defiance, the track is accented with synthy beds and snappy snares
Manchester’s Jazz-centric music scene has been drip-feeding the world with a series of breaking acts; GoGo Penguin, Werkha, Children of Zeus and Matthew Halsall have all been a part of the city’s growing reputation as a new music. Mali Hayes is the next artist to draw attention to the city.
Following the premiere of F You, we took some time to get to know Mali Hayes a little better.
\\ How have you developed as an artist since stepping into Future Bubblers?
\\ We imagine it was cathartic to write ‘F You’; What do you want people to take away with them from the song?
\\ Tell us what you love about Manchester’s current music scene?
I feel like the Manchester music scene is absolutely buzzing right now. All my peers I respect highly and to see them doing so well continues to make me push further and harder with my own career. Look at IAMDDB, LayFullStop, Family Ranks, Mica Millar… also Children Of Zeus and The Mouse Outfit (who I’m really excited to be working with at the moment!). JP Cooper, too; his career has really rocketed! It’s crazy to think we were doing small gigs in Manchester and London only a handful of years ago when I did backing vocals for him, and now he’s plastered all over the TV and YouTube—it’s really amazing to see and it’s super inspiring.