After the huge success of her heavily addictive track “Finders Keepers”, London-based artist Mabel McVey will definitely be one to watch in 2018.
The 21-year-old attracted the attention of the nation this year, spending months in the singles chart with her collaboration alongside East London’s Kojo Funds.
Having been born in Malaga, Spain, and raised in Sweden before her move to the multi-cultural hive of London, the wide variety of influences within Mabel’s music comes as no surprise.
The blend of traditional pop, along with R&B and afrobeats is incredibly unique – it’s seemingly a niche that the public have taken kindly to.
Perhaps her musical style comes as a result of her parenting, with her mother being legendary singer-songwriter Neneh Cherry, who’s award winning debut album peaked at number 3 back in 1989.
Yet Mabel’s success this year has needed no support from a famous parent.
The year ended with a gold plaque for “Finders Keepers”, which sold over 400,000 copies, peaking at number 8 in the overall UK charts as well as number 2 in the UK R&B charts.
Her momentum is bound to continue into next year, especially given the release of her new nine track mixtape “Ivy To Roses” on October 13th which features similarly catchy tracks “Low Key” and “Begging” – songs that you should definitely watch out for in 2018.
On top of her new project, Mabel will also be embarking on a European Tour from April 18th onwards, performing at a number of British venues before dates in Paris, Cologne, Amsterdam, Berlin and Stockholm.
2018 is already shaping up to be a huge year for her, it’s only a matter of time before she takes the UK urban scene by storm.
Niran Yesufu, Fly FM