Mabel releases ‘Ivy to Roses’ mixtape
R&B sensation Mabel has just released her debut mixtape, Ivy To Roses, via Polydor Records. I am happy to start my day with fresh R&B music that is guaranteed a lot of spins! I love Mabel's vocals and Ivy To Roses is a striking statement of intent from Mabel. Here is a cohesive, expertly-crafted collection of songs that explore control in modern relationships (the power-play of Come Over, the feminine independence of Low Key) and those moments when you lose it (the raw vulnerability of Roses, or the dancehall-inspired frustration of Begging). Mabel’s debut mixtape is ultimately about growing up, and into your own skin. My favourite track is the piano-led Ivy, that pays tribute to those family and friends who you take into the next chapter of your life, as well as the actual ivy which Mabel found growing in her bedroom and continues to flourish (no matter how many times it’s cut back). Stream it below!

Speaking about the mixtape Mabel said,
Ivy to Roses is another piece of the puzzle. It’s collection of songs that I love and want the world to hear right now. This is only the beginning of my journey but I want people to feel part of the evolution of my music, which is why I’m putting another project out now.

Ivy to Roses is a vivid snapshot of Mabel’s extraordinary personal journey thus far, and a tantalizing taste of where she may go next. Born into a musical dynasty, she has spent the last couple of years carving out her own sound, her own way; now arriving at the point where Mabel is ready to make the type of debut album she has spent her whole life (from choreographing DIY dance routines with her sister to writing songs in secret) building up towards. Along the way, Mabel has grown into one of British pop’s most refreshing and positive young role models: moving effortlessly between the worlds of music, fashion, dance and art, and as at home collaborating with Stormzy or Tate Modern as she is touring with Years & Years and teaming up with campaigns for Adidas.