NEW MUSIC: ELLA MAI | LEAVE YOU ALONE + ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM
Back in 2018, English R&B singer Ella Mai scored one of the year's defining hits in "Boo'd Up," a cozy ballad inflected with the swing and percussions of West Coast rap that was followed by "Trip," another smash ("Boo'd Up" would go on to win a Best R&B Song Grammy). The singer has now announced her new single, "Leave You Alone," from her forthcoming album, "Heart on My Sleeve," via Mustard's label 10 Summers. Ella shared the inspiration behind her new album title, saying, "the title came towards the end of the process before the tracklist was complete, but it just felt right, felt like it best described the music I was making and me very well,” she tweeted. The album will consist of 15 tracks and Latto, Roddy Ricch, and Lucky Daye contributions. Following the previously released drops “DFMU” and “Not Another Love Song.” The new single “Leave You Alone” is a Mustard, JV, Harmony Samuels, and Meko Yohannes-produced cut that sees her having regrets about engaging with a certain love interest. Upon its eventual arrival, "Heart On My Sleeve" will follow her self-titled debut, released back in 2018 and saw collaborations alongside Chris Brown, John Legend, and H.E.R. across 15 tracks. The project was a massive success for the British songstress, landing in the top five of the Billboard 200 thanks to 69,000 first-week album-equivalent units — "Ella Mai" also crossed the double Platinum mark. In addition, said debut also contained the breakout hit “Boo’d Up,” which has gone seven times Platinum since its initial liberation.