HipHopDX Premiere – After a lengthy hiatus, MaLLy is back with a new track called “Anymore.” The song comes from his forthcoming The Journey To A Smile album, which will serve as his first project since 2014’s The Colors Of Black featuring Slug of Atmosphere.
“I am pretty damn proud of this album and excited for people to listen to it,” he tells HipHopDX. “The messages and themes that kept coming up for me were around self-empowerment, spirituality, being happy with what you have and defining who you are.
“Creating this record caused me to fall back in love with making music, live life in the moment, spend little to no time on social media and remove alcohol from my diet completely. I gained so much clarity and truly believe it was meant to be this way. This newfound mental space and perspective is one I intend to work with from here on out.”
MaLLy took a step back a few years ago to refocus. He explains how working with a producer PC has reinvigorated his love for making music, leading to more self-confidence.
“Working with PC (the main producer) was a breath of fresh air because his sound was completely different than any other producer I had worked with,” he adds. “From the samples all the way down to the infectious basslines and alluring keys it was a match.
“Also, the conversations we had inspired me to write from some vulnerable places that liberated me from all the internal voices of self-doubt I had in my head.”
The Journey To A Smile arrives on September 24.
In the meantime, listen to “Anymore” above.