Scottish experimental alt-pop songstress MALKA has unveiled the video for her new single ‘Breakout’, the video premiered with The Independent and is out now through Tantrum Records. ‘Breakout’ is a triumphant anthem, which sees MALKA enlisting hypnotic handclaps and warped guitars to lead by example with her social commentary.
The colourful and mind-bending visual features a kaleidoscopic, glitter-drenched MALKA leading her dancers in a space-age routine. “This video was a real collaborative effort with my long time team and video director Lee Bamsey,” she explains. “The intention was to portray a feeling of how I am as a live performer, we came up with a strong visual style and dance routine, which I choreographed with some friends of mine, to create lots of movement and atmosphere.”
‘Breakout’ is the first single to be taken from MALKA’s forthcoming second album. It is currently receiving radio support from Lauren Laverne and Chris Hawkins at 6Music, alongside high profile champions at press including Drowned In Sound, The Line Of Best Fit and more.
Regarding the new album MALKA says, “The new album has a lot of political references – it is impossible to sit back and see what is happening with the plight of refugees, the dismantling of the NHS and the political changes in the UK and US and not feel affected. This single is about hope, striving for a better life and believing/dreaming that things might change.”
MALKA is building a dedicated tribe of followers with her feel-good living mantra. Challenging the current retrogressive mind-set of many across the world and urging them into a forward-thinking paradigm, the Glasgow singer is set to lift spirits with her thoughtful new music. She celebrates the release of ‘Breakout’ at London’s Servant Jazz Quarters tomorrow (Feb 7th).