Mahalia is back with her new song titled Simmer whch features Nigerian music star Burna Boy. Available for download and streaming, Mahalia’s latest record takes both its name and its sample from music icon Beenie Man’s classic dancehall hit, “Who Am I (Sim Simma).”
Mahalia is set to release her debut album, Love & Compromise, in September, and she’s been doling out tracks to give fans a taste of what’s to come. The Burna Boy-assisted “Simmer” is certainly the best of the bunch, as the pair have impeccable chemistry on the mid-tempo track.
“Cool now, please me/Cool now, sinner/Cool down, love” Burna Boy comes through with a solid verse expressing his own feelings and singing, “Baby, you’re make me tell you this/I won’t waste no time, I’ll be proceeding quick/The way you’re moving lately got me feeling sick/Like sey you’ve forgotten who you’re dealing with”.
Mahalia has been carving out her place in the music industry since she was 13-years-old. It was at that age that she met Ed Sheeran, and after the international, chart-topping superstar sent out a tweet about her, she was signing her first record deal. Mahalia also previously shared that it was Sheeran who gave her the best advice that she still adheres to. “He said, ‘First and foremost, listen to yourself above anybody else,’ and he actually said, ‘Don’t let the label A&R your album,’ which I think was the best advice ever, especially right now at 20 when I’m making my debut album,” she told GQ last year. “I’m going through all those battles and making sure that I’m totally on the right road.”
Listen to Simmer below.