MABEL releases surprise Christmas song, ‘Loneliest Time Of Year

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Mabel releases surprise Christmas song, ‘Loneliest Time Of Year’
‘Don’t Call Me Up’ surpasses 1 million UK sales

‘High Expectations’ 2020 tour & more confirmed. 

Praise for ‘High Expectations’

“One of the UK’s biggest pop stars” Guardian Guide

“Mabel is rising to the occasion…this is a record for good times and forgetting your troubles” The Times ****

“Sleek and smart…one of 2019’s breakout stars” The Telegraph

“Mabel has perfected the art of writing songs that even on first listen sound totally ubiquitous” Q

“Mabel steps towards the major leagues…cements her as a proper, high definition pop star” The Face

 

Mabel has today released surprise new Christmas song ‘Loneliest Time Of Year’, which is available now on Polydor Records. This caps off a nonetheless incredible year for the 23-year-old: ‘Don’t Call Me Up’ is the biggest selling single of the year by a UK female artist (with ‘Mad Love’ also in the annual top 10), having surpassed 1 million sales and seen her debut album, ‘High Expectations’, chart at number 3. Off the back of a European tour with Khalid and a show stopping performance at this year’s MTV EMAs (where she was up for 3 awards), Mabel’s collaboration with Tiësto – ‘God Is A Dancer’ – is also still in the top 20, with her UK & European headline tour beginning at the end of January.
‘Loneliest Time Of The Year’ has the warm feel of a classic Christmas song, but – from its “sorry I’m not so merry / but I feel like this yearly” opening – one graced with Mabel’s trademark, brutally honest twist. Wrapping twinkling R&B and gospel melodies up with Mabel’s richly soulful voice, the track takes a lifelong love of Destiny’s Child’s ‘8 Days Of Christmas’ and pairs it with a raw emotive lyric for those who find the holiday season far from the most wonderful time of the year.
Whether tackling a toxic breakup (‘Don’t Call Me Up’), experiences of depression and anxiety – ‘OK (Anxiety Anthem)’ – or the harsh realities of Christmas, Mabel has emerged as a songwriter able to draw power in times of vulnerability. It’s this candid but positive outlook that makes Mabel one of the UK’s most refreshing young role models – after all, as she sings on ‘Loneliest Time Of The Year’, it “can’t just be me feeling like this” – and the perfect, knowingly-imperfect modern pop star.

 

January 30 || Belfast || Ulster Hall *

February 1|| Glasgow || O2 Academy *

February 2 || Leeds || O2 Academy *

February 4 || Liverpool || Academy *

February 5 || Manchester || Academy *

February 7 || Nottingham || Rock City  *

February 8 || Norwich || UEA *

February 9 || Southampton || Guildhall *

February 11 || Birmingham || O2 Academy*

February 12 || London || Hammersmith Eventim Apollo

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