Mabel has today announced details of her much-anticipated debut album, ‘High Expectations’, which will be released on Polydor Records on July 12th and is available to pre-order now. This
continues the phenomenal success of new single ‘Don’t Call Me Up’, which charted at number 3 in the UK, spent 8 weeks in the top 10, and is already the 7th biggest-selling single of
2019: the record is now quickly climbing the US Hot 100 and has gone top 10 on Spotify’s global charts (where Mabel is the highest-charting British female). Mabel will next be seen as a guest on The
Graham Norton show tomorrow, and has added to her extensive global live plot with the confirmation that she will tour with Khalid later this year.
Revealing the record’s iconic artwork and full tracklisting today, ‘High Expectations’ is a stunning statement of intent from Mabel. It’s a record - and a state-of-mind, in many ways - that she has worked towards her whole life: even the title itself has been hiding in plain sight (Mabel got it tattooed phonetically on her neck when she thought of it two years ago). Here, then, is an ambitious body of work from an increasingly fearless young artist, which explores the multiplicity of expectations (as a woman; in love; of others; and ultimately of yourself). What’s emerged as ‘High Expectations’ is an empowering, uplifting and disarmingly candid record, which tells the next chapter not only in Mabel’s own extraordinary life-story, but - like those records which shaped her, ‘The Writing’s On The Wall’ or ‘The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill’ – also seeks to tell those stories of so many others.
Introducing her debut album for the first time today, Mabel writes: "High Expectations the title says it all. It’s about the expectations I have of myself, other people’s expectations of me and vice versa, especially in relationships. The general topic of the project is the negatives and positives that come with that. I want to send a positive message to everyone that’s going to listen to it. I’ve gained so much confidence from writing this album and that’s what I want people to take from it.”
Still aged just 23 years old, ‘High Expectations’ is that rare record which feels both like a graduation and, also, just the beginning for Mabel. The twice-Brit-nominated singer and songwriter has already sold over 3 million singles in the UK (two platinum, three gold, and two silver), surpassed 1 billion streams, and sold out the likes of Brixton Academy. Across her formative singles and first long-form project, ‘Ivy To Roses’ which is approaching silver with 55,000 sales, Mabel has written with startling honesty on young love, identity, girl power, and mental health – knowing full-well that she would make her debut album only when she was ready. And on that road to her first record, Mabel’s music has become a soundtrack – for her impassioned young female fanbase, but also for herself – on how to turn those vulnerabilities into your advantages. Now poised to join the pantheon of international pop greats, her tireless energy, positivity and drive were never going to allow Mabel to settle for anything other than ‘High Expectations’. In 2019 watch Mabel meet them and keep reaching higher still.
Mabel has unveiled new single ‘One Shot’, which is available today via Polydor Records. A UK headline tour has also been confirmed to close out an incredible 2018 for Mabel, including her biggest headline show to date at London’s Brixton Academy on November 12th.
‘One Shot’ is that classic, contemporary call for girl-power from Mabel, blending her now-instantly-identifiable soulful vocals with a warm palette of global sounds. A sun-kissed live favourite over the festival season (and a track which Mabel’s expansive, impassioned young audience has long-since demanded the release of), ‘One Shot’ is – says Mabel – “so important! After ‘Finders Keepers’ and ‘Fine Line’ I wanted to make another up-tempo, playful track that people could dance to. ‘One Shot’ is about playing hard to get and knowing what you want. I do believe that when it comes to relationships that you have to set the bar high and know your worth so that you never settle, and that’s what ‘One Shot’ is about.”
In 2018 Mabel has truly seen her ‘One Shot’ and taken it, blossoming in both her confidence as an artist, and a still-just-22-year-old still finding her place in the world.
Five weeks in the top 10 for platinum-selling breakthrough single ‘Finders Keepers’ led to Mabel’s nomination for her first ever BRIT Award (Critics’ Choice), extensive European dates with Harry Styles, her sold-out headline tour (including London’s Kentish Town Forum) and increasingly-surreal experiences around the world (from a childhood spent in Sweden and Malaga to walking out at Wembley Stadium). Repaying all her early promise in the process, Mabel has emerged as one of the UK’s most positive, candid young musical role models, with songs that frequently explore everything from identity (sexual, racial, personal), the challenges of modern relationships, and working out who you are and what you want.
‘One Shot’ is a further taste of Mabel’s massively-anticipated debut album, which she has worked on around-the-clock all year and follows early body of work ‘Ivy To Roses’. She has since become one of the top 500 streamed artists in the world, which include Top-15-charting collaborations with the likes of Jax Jones (on recent hit ‘Ring Ring’) and Not3s (‘Fine Line’, ‘My Lover’). A project arguably entwined in Mabel’s DNA - from finding her voice in a musical dynasty to enrolling in music college and writing songs in secret – it’s those dual forces of anxiety but quiet self-belief that ultimately have empowered Mabel to move between those worlds of music, fashion, dance, and art. The results always feel quintessentially ‘Mabel’, and in ‘One Shot’ a vital voice in UK youth culture takes her next step towards international pop stardom.
Mabel has today announced details of her biggest headline tour to date, which includes a homecoming show at London’s Brixton Academy on December 12th. A pre-sale begins this Wednesday at 9AM with general sale commencing on Friday (June 29th).
Mabel also features on the infectious new single from Jax Jones, ‘Ring Ring’ (alongside Rich The Kid), in addition to dropping her solo COLORS session last week, where she performed a beautiful version of mixtape highlight ‘Ivy’.
Her newly-announced winter headline tour looks set to cap an incredible 2018 for Mabel. Already this year, she has been nominated for her first BRIT Award (Critics’ Choice), toured across Europe with Harry Styles, seen smash hit single ‘Fine Line’ go Gold and play a 13-date headline tour across Europe. Along the way, Mabel has collaborated with the likes of Not3s (‘My Lover’), Raye & Stefflon Don (‘Cigarette’), plus continue work on her debut album. Repaying all her early promise in the process, Mabel has emerged as one of the UK’s most refreshing and positive young musical role models, with songs that frequently explore everything from female independence and the challenges of modern relationships to growing up, and into your own skin.
Currently conquering the festival circuit – where platinum-selling single ‘Finders Keepers’, following its five weeks in the top 10, is rapidly emerging as an anthem – Mabel appears to be taking each increasingly-surreal experience (see a recent, viral set at Wembley Stadium for Capital FM’s Summertime Ball) fully in her stride. As she continues to blossom into an international pop star, catch Mabel on tour this winter – whilst you still can.
Mabel has premiered her brand new single, ‘Fine Line’ (ft. Not3s), which is available today on Polydor Records. She has also confirmed details of a UK and European headline tour, including her biggest show yet at London’s Kentish Town Forum on April 25th, as well as the invitation to open for Harry Styles on a run of dates this spring.
Full of attitude, energy and seemingly buoyed by the confidence of a breakthrough twelve months, ‘Fine Line’ begins Mabel’s 2018 with a bang. Teaming up once again with Not3s – the BBC Sound of 2018 nominated rapper whose new, Top-20 single, ‘My Lover’, Mabel also features on – ‘Fine Line’ soundtracks those crossroad moments in a budding romance whilst urging women to take the wheel. “Fine Line,” says Mabel, “is a playful track that I wrote about that fun phase at the beginning of a relationship when you're trying to figure each other out. It's about getting lost in something without losing yourself completely and how that's exciting but also dangerous.”
‘Fine Line’ follows the incredible success of ‘Finders Keepers’, which slowly grew throughout 2017 into one of the crossover moments of the year. Having spent five weeks in the UK Top 10 (the third longest stint for a new UK artist), Mabel was also recently nominated for the prestigious BRITS Critics’ Choice Award and Mobo Awards. Along the way, there were appearances everywhere from ‘Later…with Jools Holland’ to ‘Top of the Pops’ and the Boy Better Know takeover, all of which culminated in the release of Mabel’s critically-acclaimed debut mixtape, ‘Ivy To Roses’: a vivid snapshot of her extraordinary personal journey to date, and a collection of songs exploring everything from feminine independence and control in modern relationships to growing up, and into your own skin.
2018 will see Mabel continue work on her debut album, which she has arguably had running through her blood for years now. From being born into a musical dynasty and choreographing DIY dance routines with her sister to writing songs in secret and slowly releasing music online, Mabel has found her voice as one of British pop’s most refreshing and positive young role models. It’s this ability to move effortlessly between the worlds of music, fashion, dance and art that is central to everything Mabel does, making her as at home collaborating with Stormzy or Tate Modern as she is teaming up with campaigns for Adidas and Topshop.
On ‘Fine Line’, Mabel takes another step on her unique journey towards international pop stardom – and she’s taking you with her.
It's been a busy week for Mabel. The news of her nomination for the BRITs Critics' Choice Award came as she announced that she'll be joining Harry Styles for his upcoming European and UK tour,
spanning 21 dates, with 6 in the UK. This all follows the announcement of Mabel's headline tour, which includes her biggest show to date at London's Kentish Town Forum in April.
Born into a musical dynasty, Mabel has spent the last couple of years carving out her own sound, her own way; she has also grown into one of British pop’s most refreshing and positive young role models: moving effortlessly between the worlds of music, fashion, dance and art, and as at home collaborating with Stormzy or Tate Modern as she is touring with Years & Years and teaming up with campaigns for Adidas.
Tickets for both tours are available below
Mabel has today announced details of her spring headline UK tour, including her biggest headline show to date at London’s O2 Kentish Town Forum (which is on sale now). The pre-sale for the just-added run of wider UK shows begins on Wednesday at 9am, with general sale commencing this Friday at 9AM.
This follows the phenomenal, unstoppable success of ‘Finders Keepers’, which recently spent five weeks in the Top 10 (following its initial appearance in March) and has seen Mabel make breakout appearances ranging from ‘Sounds Like A Friday Night’ to ‘Later..with Jools Holland’ and the 1Xtra Live Lounge. Mabel has also been confirmed for this year’s Capital Jingle Bell Ball, where she will again grace the O2 Arena stage – after an appearance at this year’s Boy Better Know takeover – on a bill also including Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran and Stefflon Don.
An artist well and truly hitting her stride, Mabel recently released her debut mixtape, ‘Ivy To Roses’: a vivid snapshot of her extraordinary personal journey thus far, and a tantalizing taste of where she may go next. Born into a musical dynasty, Mabel has spent the last couple of years carving out her own sound, her own way; now arriving at the point where she is ready to make the type of debut album she has spent her whole life (from choreographing DIY dance routines with her sister to writing songs in secret) building up towards. Along the way, Mabel has grown into one of British pop’s most refreshing and positive young role models: moving effortlessly between the worlds of music, fashion, dance and art, and as at home collaborating with Stormzy or Tate Modern as she is touring with Years & Years and teaming up with campaigns for Adidas.
Buoyed by the slow-burning success of ‘Finders Keepers’, Mabels describes ‘Ivy To Roses’ as “another piece of the puzzle. It’s collection of songs that I love and want the world to hear right now. This is only the beginning of my journey but I want people to feel part of the evolution of my music, which is why I’m putting another project out now.” Always an honest, open and exciting young talent, ‘Finders Keepers’ announces Mabel as a blossoming, bonafide pop star who’s not done growing yet.