Mahalia Sets Boundaries with “Terms and Conditions” Featuring RAYE
Mahalia‘s latest track, “Terms and Conditions,” makes her stance on love crystal clear. Produced by The Elements and co-written by RAYE, who also provided background vocals, the song lays out the expectations Mahalia has for a potential partner.
On “Terms and Conditions,” Mahalia communicates her requirements without any confusing legalese, ensuring her message is direct and easily understood.
“If you want my love / Then let’s discuss / The man you’re required to be / If you tell me lies / You get three strikes / There’s no coming back, boy please / If you look at her / Consider bridges burned / You could call it petty but see / If you want the position / These are my terms and conditions,” Mahalia sings in the irresistibly catchy chorus.
“I’m quite emotional about this release finally being everybody else’s! It’s almost like a love letter to myself whilst being a warning to others,” shares Mahalia.
“It’s all about setting boundaries and deciding what things I would no longer compromise on. I made this song with my wonderful friend and artist, Raye and two of my favorite producers – The Elements. This record is just the first taste from my upcoming second album and I can’t wait to see if people like it!”
“Terms and Conditions” serves as a teaser for Mahalia‘s forthcoming album, set to be released in the summer via Warner Music UK. This track marks her first single of the year, following her November 2022 release, “Bag of You.” Earlier that spring, the British singer unveiled her EP Letter to Ur Ex, featuring hits like “In the Club” and “Whatever Simon Says.”
Regarding Letter to Ur Ex, Mahalia said, “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‘s upcoming album will follow her 2019 debut, Love and Compromise. The album included her Ella Mai-assisted single “What You Did,” which has garnered 104 million streams on Spotify at the time of publication. Love and Compromise also featured appearances from Lucky Daye, Hamzaa, Terrace Martin, and Burna Boy.