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Fresh off the release of her new single Don’t Call Me Up, we caught up with Mabel for a chat

For the past number of years now, London-based artist Mabel has been dropping incredible pop singles like it’s nobody’s business. With a string of EPs and hit tracks under her belt, she has quickly established herself as one of pop music’s brightest emerging names.

So fresh off the release of her latest single Don’t Call Me Up, we caught up to chat about the song, how growing between various locations affects her artistry, and what the future holds.

Fresh off the release of her incredible latest single Don’t Call Me Up, we caught up with London-based artist Mabel for a chat.

HAPPY: Hey, how’s it going? What are you up to at the moment?

MABEL: Everything is great! I’ve just been focusing on the new single and finishing my album which I’m putting out this year!

HAPPY: We’re loving Don’t Call Me Up… could you tell us a bit about the track?

MABEL: I wanted to make a breakup song that felt empowering. It’s easy to only look at the negatives in breakups but actually, things happen for a reason and sometimes you can come out the other side stronger than you were before. I wrote this song when I needed it the most. It really helped me get over a situation and I hope that it does the same for other people.

HAPPY: How do you see this new single as being different from past material? If at all…

MABEL: I wanted to elevate the sound with this one. For me, it was about taking the sound that I’ve stuck close to for years and bring more of a pop vibe to it!

HAPPY: When you arrived in 2015 with Know Me Better, you seemed to already be quite sure of your sound. How long had you been making music before that release?

MABEL: I’ve been making music my whole life. I learnt how to play the piano at 5 years old and started writing songs at about 6.

HAPPY: We understand you were raised between a few different locations. Do you feel like this movement when you were younger influences the way you write/perform music at all?

MABEL: Where you are definitely affects what you’re creating and I feel like having loads of different places to draw inspiration from has affected me as an artist for sure.

HAPPY: Are there any current artists you’re really loving at the moment?

MABEL: I love Kehlani, H.E.R, Ariana Grande, Jorja Smith.

HAPPY: What’s next for Mabel? Any other exciting plans in the works?

MABEL: I’m currently working on my debut album!

Don’t Call Me Up is available now. Listen above.

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February 19, 2019