.@FirstNameMballa – Illegal (prod. @iampatjunior)

We’ve been waiting for this record. If you haven’t been following this singer-songwriter MBALLA’S movement, then I don’t know what you have been doing. Today, MBALLA gives us the first look from her forthcoming EP Never Leave Quietly with the P.A.T. Junior laced “Illegal”. I’m feeling the vibe on this record and MBALLA voice sounds amazing. If we’re getting visuals for this single, I’ll be the first to press play when it premieres.

Here’s a statement from MBALLA.

“I had to find ways to process my personal predicament here, the stakes were and always are really high in my situation,” she says. “I was a woman of color protesting equal rights for black people, but simultaneously an undocumented person, therefore with no rights, including the lack of a right to protest. In that moment I felt like I had to create a voice for women like me—women of color who want to support fights for equality but risk their freedom and potentially the entire life they’ve established here by doing so.”

Stream the new single right here. (via NYLON Mag)

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