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NEW MUSIC: MALLRAT | SURPRISE ME (FEATURING AZEALIA BANKS)

Mallrat shares her new single “Surprise Me," featuring rapper Azealia Banks, lifted from her forthcoming debut album "Butterfly Blue," out 13 May via Nettwerk. After crafting the track with producers Jam City and Stylaz Feugo, the stars aligned for the prized pop songwriter when Banks supplied the unforgettable verse and decided she and Mallrat “should Eve and Gwen Stefani this shit,” sticking around for the outro. Before she collaborated with one of her idols, Mallrat made a triumphant return with the release of the dreamy indie-rock cut, “Rockstar.” The song kicked off an exciting new era for the multi-talented creative. She’s continued to live up to the hype sharing two other singles from her hotly anticipated debut album: the defiant “Your Love,” which highlighted her newfound confidence as a producer and artist, and most recently, the dark and distorted “Teeth.” The album was several years in the making; Mallrat spoke of the album in 2020 when it was starting to take shape. “I want it to sound like angelic children’s choirs and monster trucks at the same time,” she said of the album at the time. Mallrat’s debut record Butterfly Blue solidifies her reputation as a master of clever, timeless pop. Surprising samples and sounds are sweeping across vast, airy productions: chopped-up Gangsta Pat bars, a flipped recording of a children’s choir performing Lisztomania, and distorted effects recorded from discarded children’s toys. As an instrument, all their own, layered are her signature breathy vocals, more assured and confident than ever before.