Rising Star Mahalia Unveils New Single ‘I Wish I Missed My Ex’

"I Wish I Missed My Ex" is just another reason to jump on the Mahalia wagon, as she breezes through the summery track, which is accompanied by visuals from LA that sees the British singer/songwriter retrace her steps in reverse. A must-watch!

British rising star Mahalia has unveiled her brilliant new single ‘I Wish I Missed My Ex’ alongside a cleverly crafted surrealistic video.

Produced by Maths Times Joy – who produced Mahalia’s stand-out debut single Sober – and emerging producer Swindle, ‘I Wish I Missed My Ex’ is a perfect example of her trademark, open-hearted lyricism fusing old-school soul and atmospheric synths with R&B/pop leanings.

The accompanying video was shot in LA by Director Andrew Litten over a 22-hour stint:
The first time I heard IWIMME, I knew the track needed a big idea. I’ve always loved Spike Jonze’s video for “Drop” by the Pharcyde and decided to pay homage by creating a backwards music video with a contemporary spin. I hired a linguist from UCLA to teach Mahalia the song backwards, which she surprisingly learned in the one day that we had to work with! The DP, Dustin Lane, and I have always wanted to make something in our neighbourhood, Highland Park. We chose family owned locations and hired a few extras while scouting the neighbourhood. Mahalia’s reversed performance oozes spontaneity and confidence. I can’t thank her enough for joining us on the journey, and signing on to recreate this insane concept.”

The video is a clever time-bending piece of work and turns the song into a fun, good-natured anthem. Oozing with sunshine, Mahalia revisits what life was like in a relationship, and how she wants to disconnect from past flings in a fun, R&B infused way.

Check it out above.