Today in a week, on March 23, New York R&B singer Deva Mahal will release her debut album on Motéma Music. You best describe Deva’s music as infectious, pulse-pounding soul with a decidedly modern edge.
Deva Mahal – A star is born
A rare combination of masterful songwriting and breathtaking vocal talent, Deva Mahal steps into the spotlight with her debut album Run Deep. The daughter of well known Blues musician Taj Mahal takes her inspiration from the idea of strength through vulnerability. With pure honesty, she connects with her audience. She sings emotionally searing songs of love and loss, about the power of the human spirit to overcome adversity, drawing on a deep well of personal experience.
In her debut, Deva shows a very vibrant personality and explores the grounds of R&B and Soul music. While her character and voice hold the album together, the individual songs are very different. Sometimes groovy or stomping, occasionally profound and balladic. But every song is powerful and strong and could stand for itself as a single release.
Watch Deva Mahal’s video for her pulse-pounding single “Snakes” from her upcoming debut album ‘Run Deep:
Listen and pre-order the album on Bandcamp:
You can also pre-order the album from iTunes.
Motéma Music – A label for creative music
Operating out of Harlem’s burgeoning cultural scene, New York’s art-first record label Motéma Music specializes in unique and culturally trenchant music. Already in business for fifteen years now, quality and a personal touch is still more important than quantity and serving the mainstream.
Motéma Music specializes in jazz, world, soul and other creative music. Although not known to a broader public, they gained a lot of international acclaim in their domain. Also, their artists have earned 18 Grammy nominations, and 2 Grammy wins. Among others, the label has launched the very successful debut recordings of Gregory Porter, Joey Alexander, Pedrito Martinez and Jaimeo Brown.