MALIA releases stunning 'Only One' video

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MALIA has released a stunning video for her new single ‘Only One’, taken from her forthcoming EP What's After 'I Love You?’ out March 4th via Black Sea Music.

The video premiered with Clash who featured the song as their Track Of The Day and said, “MALIA had her heart broken - but what came later was more important. The alt-R&B artist saw a relationship disintegrate before her eyes, turning to music in order to channel her feelings. New EP 'What's After 'I Love You'?' brings these emotions into one place, a cathartic return that turns heartbreak into triumph… New song 'Only One' is a gorgeous offering, with MALIA pouring her heart into each and every single note.

The vivid vocal is augmented by a wonderful arrangement, so packed with feeling, one that pushes her to the next level.”

The enchanting alt-R&B track finds MALIA grappling with the aftermath of unrequited love. The video captures heartbreak, but also reflects the beauty of the time spent together. It finds MALIA dressed in an exquisite black dress in a grand LA mansion, with decadent furnishings of a magnificent harp, glistening chandeliers, and an almost infinite swirling staircase.

‘Only One’ forms part of the conceptual work surrounding heartbreak which is the What’s After ‘I Love You?’ EP. The record chronicles the life-shattering stages after a breakup. Within it, MALIA navigates realising a love is lost, questions all she once knew to be true, and finds healing in channelling her experiences into creativity. MALIA embraces vulnerability on the record, invites us to open ourselves up to love, and shows us that beauty can come from pain.

A note on the EP from MALIA reads:

Heartbreak is one of those life situations that can trigger you to call into question everything about yourself, who you are, how you show up in this world? You begin to examine each dark corner that may have been swept over in the past, all the way to the root of the limiting beliefs that may have been planted decades ago or more. For me, this pain was unlike anything I’ve ever felt and I found myself at rock bottom. My first reaction was to clamour to get the feelings back that I was clinging so hard to out of fear, but sitting with that pain instead of pushing it away or attempting to change the situation was the best thing I could have done

Once I was able to regain some sense of composure, making music was my only outlet. My heart, mind, body and spirit were calling out for me to create, perhaps as a sense of closure I felt I was lacking. This is the most vulnerable I’ve ever been in my writing. It makes me feel so exposed to share, but also empowered because of the growth I experienced through this intense pain created the best version of me yet. Sharing these songs with the world forces me to continue to remain open and live from a place of love over fear. I hope my story reminds people that moments of darkness however painful, actually hold our hand and help us elevate.

With love,



01. Falling Fast (interlude 1)

02. More Than Love

03. Currency

04. Drive Me To Think (interlude 2)

05. Hung Up

06. Only One

07. Everything And Nothing (interlude 3)

08. Undone

ACCLAIM FOR MALIA "Genuine, mellow, and soothing" Ones To Watch "Your new favourite song" Afropunk "A soulful R&B number with hypnotic tendencies that are sure to have you reaching for the replay button" Complex "Soul singer Malia has the buttery voice of someone who practices what she preaches: self-love, simplicity and embracing the good in people." Buzzbands LA MALIA LINKS Website | Instagram | Twitter | Facebook | Spotify | Soundcloud | Youtube

FURTHER INFORMATION ON MALIA: Often described as healing, MALIA’s sounds aren’t just something you listen to, they’re something you feel. Originally from the Pacific Northwest, the alternative R&B/neo-soul songstress garnered some initial buzz after opening for The Internet’s Syd on her West Coast tour and went on to amass millions of streams on her EPs Late Bloomer and Ripe. Last year, she was the only artist asked by Alicia Keys to cover a song for the 20th anniversary of Songs In A Minor and was featured on Alicia’s Spotify profile. She also completed her first North American tour in support of JMSN and released her latest project, Unpolished. MALIA’s new EP, What’s After ‘I Love You?’, was written and recorded in response to a heartbreak.