Mahalia recruits AJ Tracey for new breakup single ‘Roadside’

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“You left me, left without a goodbye / But I really thought you were a good man”

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Mahalia has released a new single with AJ Tracy called ‘Roadside’ – you can listen to it below.

  • Read more: AJ Tracy: “I’ve been through a lot. It’s been so hard, and I’m still here”
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Produced by British duo The Elements, the R&B singer’s new record tells her painful lyrics about the breakup, with AJ stepping toward the end of the track to offer a male perspective on the split.

That you left me, left me, left me by the side of the road / When you held me all night / I never knew you were a heartbreaker / I’m with your fake love, “Mahalia sings on the chorus.”You left me, left without a goodbye / But I really thought you were a good man.


Speaking on the song – which follows July’s ‘Whenever You’re Ready’ – Mahalia said: “Ever since I started writing it, I’ve been excited to release it. Fresh from the breakup, I’ve tried it. Made with The Elements and two of my favorite girls and songwriters Abby (of course) and Camille. We had so much fun writing and making this together.”

She continued: “Getting AJ on it was the cherry on top for me. I wanted to work with him forever and I was so happy it could be on this tune. I hope you love it. Huh!”

You can listen to ‘Roadside’ below:

‘Roadside’ is set to appear in the follow-up to Mahalia’s 2019 album, ‘Love and Compromise’. Written during lockdown, the title of the singer’s new LP – which she has yet to reveal – will be inspired by a Maya Angelou poem, she revealed rolling stone uk this month.

In 2020, Mahalia released her award winning ‘Isolation Tapes’ EP. Last December, she was one of the winners at the 2020 MOBO Awards, carrying two trophies.


The awards ceremony, which returned for the first time since 2017, saw the British R&B star win awards for Best Female Act and Best R&B/Soul Act.

Mahalia’s next show will take place on 19 November at the O2 Academy Brixton in London.

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