Mahalia is back. Letter To Ur Ex, the Grammy-nominated singer’s latest EP, is out now on Atlantic Records. The project’s five songs include previously released songs “Whatever Simon Says,” “In The Club,” and the title track.
In “Forever,” produced by GRADES, Mahalia demonstrates how committed she is to a relationship but isn’t interested in a one-sided connection.
“My love is sacred / So don’t you waste it / Heard it’s contagious / If you don’t want it, I’ll give it away / Don’t get complacent / Thinking the situation’s never-changing / A little effort is all I crave,” she sings.
Mahalia concludes the EP with “Letter To Ur N(ex)t,” in which she warns her ex’s new partner about his shady behavior. Mahalia’s approach is sincere. She doesn’t want to “sound like a b*tch,” but she also doesn’t want another woman to go through the upheaval and pain she had in the relationship.
“Woman to woman / You gotta run baby, just like I wouldn’t / You gotta go baby, just like I couldn’t / Before you’re caught in his / Drama, drama, drama, drama,” Mahalia sings on the piano-driven ballad.
Mahalia hopes the EP will inspire listeners to self-reflect. She said in a statement:
“We’re all fixated on how we can make ourselves better during and after this period of time, but I want people to also reminisce on lovely or painful situations they’ve lived through and how they’ve helped shape the people they are now.”
Mahalia will support her latest EP on The Letter To Ur Ex Tour. The North American leg kicks off Sept. 3 in San Diego, California. Mahalia will play in other major cities such as Los Angeles, Seattle, Denver, Chicago, Toronto, and Washington, D.C.