MALKA is back with her new single, ‘Don’t Leave Me’ which promises a change of direction

The alt-pop master returns

Scottish alt-pop fave of ours, MALKA, is back with a new single that marks a nice change in direction. Following last year’s Ratatatat was always going to be a challenge, but as we’ve come to expect from the master of reinvention, Tamara Schlesinger has given us another wonderful tune that sounds like nothing you’ve heard before.

You can enjoy the track below or over on Spotify.

In addition to the new single we also have details of her mini tour below.

‘Don’t Leave Me’ is the first taste of new music since the release of her critically acclaimed experimental alt-pop album Ratatatat last year. The new single finds MALKA on a different tip as she returns as an ever forward-thinking figure in Scottish music.

On ‘Don’t Leave Me’ MALKA develops her sound even further with a new-found palette of dream-pop and notes of folk-inspired guitars, which are all brought together amongst captivating percussive rhythms. The result is reminiscent of the likes of Sylvan Esso, Oh Wonder and Daughter.

Speaking about the new release MALKA says, “I have started writing my new album and this new single ‘Don’t Leave Me’ marks a change in direction for my music and for the forthcoming record. I recorded this in the studio with Paul Savage (Mogwai, Belle and Sebastian, Delgados) at Chem19 in Glasgow.

I have played all the instruments on the song myself again – but this time I have gone back to some of my acoustic roots – perhaps a hint of nostalgia has crept into my music since I have returned home, I have picked up a lot of my old instruments again. The song is about that desperate feeling of loss that you can have when someone leaves you, whether through death or from them moving on from your relationship.”

‘Don’t Leave Me’ marks the start of an exciting new chapter for MALKA and sees her broadening her sound as she delivers her most enticing record yet.

MALKA will be playing three shows to promote the new track this November taking in the following dates:

  • 13th November – London, Servant Jazz Quarters
  • 23rd November – Edinburgh, Sneaky Pete’s
  • 24th November – Glasgow, Hug & Pint
Colin Polonowski

Updated: Sep 28, 2018

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