We first took a shine to Mahalia after her breathtaking appearance on the BrOTHERHOOD soundtrack (alongside acting in the movie, her contribution to the record on ’17’ seriously cannot be slept on). Today, she kicks off the year with the wonderful ‘Proud of Me’ which hears the Birmingham-based youngster connect with Little Simz for the first time.

Simply put, Mahalia is another shining example of why, alongside contemporaries such as Sinead Harnett, Jorja Smith and Mabel, Brits are leading the charge for the next wave of chart domination.

Listen to ‘Proud of Me’ below: