London-via-Sydney artist Mali-Koa unveils her empowering new visuals for “Dancer” – her first single of the year from her upcoming album.
“Dancer” is an invigorating pop number, with its driving bass-fueled beat complimented by Mali’s words of affirmation, instilling a strong sense of self-belief and confidence needed now more than ever. The gorgeously sleek, chic visuals showcase a brand-new side to her creativity, as she gracefully moves to the rhythms of the track with a group of interpretive dancers. Elegant, striking and impactful, “Dancer” reintroduces Mali-Koa as a multi-faceted artist paying serious attention to all elements of her craft.
Sharing her thoughts on the song, Mali explained: “’Dancer’ acts as a slice of positivity in challenging times. Most people can relate to feeling limited by circumstance, monotony and opinions in everyday life. This song is a hopeful and gentle reassurance to myself and anyone who might need it. The contemporary dance allowed me to break out of what might be expected. My natural instinct has always been to push further when things are sold as unattainable; I guess ‘Dancer’ is about exactly that, challenging yourself and confronting those structures in life.”
Since her debut single “Honest” in 2018 (2.1M+ streams) Mali-Koa has steadily built a name for herself, touring with the likes of Nina Nesbitt, MAX, Tessa Violet and Etham; her 2019 single “Sorry” has since reached over 3 million plays thanks to its heartwarming, inspiring visuals. Mali is further defined as a credible, in-demand artist across the board, with her collaboration on Platinum hitmaker JP Cooper’s single “All This Love” now amassing over 9 million plays and her cut on G-Eazy’s Platinum album The Beautiful & Damned totaling over 59 million streams.
With a debut album on the horizon, Mali-Koa’s music finds her carving out her own sonic lane, pairing candid production and vulnerable song writing at the crux of her artistry.