I Don't Feel The Same - Malaika
With her excellent songwriting and vocals we think our next LCM featured artist Malaika Shaw has a very bright future ahead of her. Malakia is originally from Ireland but is now making her music in Leeds. As an introduction our LCM #SongOfTheDay is the wonderful bittersweet 'I Don't Feel The Same', which we think has a real Corinne Bailey Rae vibe.
Since graduating from a pop degree at Leeds College of Music in 2013 Malaika has gone from strength to strength. Truly part of the Leeds DIY scene, she records and releases all her own material in collaboration with other up-and-coming musicians and producers from the city.
Combining Jazz, Soul and Pop, Malaika has accelerated her own exposure, seeking out opportunities for unsigned artists like the local Trinity Sessions to BBC Introducing, and fervently working to maintain good coverage as an artist. Within her first year of performing she received airplay on BBC Radio 1, was hand-picked by Jamie Cullum to perform at The Montreal International Jazz Festival 2015 and won best Jazz/Blues award at the Unsined Music awards in 2016. Embracing viral marketing techniques popular with chart-toppers, she’s just released two new singles which are both a collaboration with Grammy nominated songwriter and producer John Beck known for his no.1 hit “Put Your Records On” with Corinne Bailey Rae