Mabel is another pop girl that is low key doing the damn thing, and y’all need to stop sleeping on her.
The UK-based singer-songstress — who is up for Best British Breakthrough Act at the 2019 BRITS — has been churning out song after song of deliciously mid-tempo, R&B-pop since 2017: From “Finders Keepers” to ‘Fine Line” to “One Shot” and the rest of her genius Ivy to Roses Mixtape.
The rising diva just dropped yet another cut from upcoming debut called “Don’t Call Me Up,” and this one may be her very best yet.
Crafted alongside hit-makers Steve Mac (Little Mix, Clean Bandit, Anne-Marie) and Camille “Kamille” Purcell (Dua Lipa, Olly Murs), the track is as sultry as the rest of what we’ve already heard, but with a more uptempo – dare I say, smash-ready – sound than Mabel‘s usual chilled-out affair.
“I’m over you and I don’t need your lies no more/ ‘Cause the truth is, without you, boy, I’m stronger…,” she declares before launching into arguably her most instant chorus to date. “Don’t call me up/ I’m going out tonight/ Feeling good now you’re outta my life/ Don’t wanna talk about us/ Gotta leave it behind/ One drink and you’re outta my mind/ Now, now take it up/ Baby, I’m on a high/ You’re alone, going out of your mind/ But I’m here out in the club/ And I don’t wanna talk/ So don’t call me up.”
With those seductive, Latin-tinged strings and earworm of a chorus firmly on repeat, the song’s got smash written all over. A post-breakup anthem done right – GET FAMILIAR!