Songwriter and vocalist Deva Mahal isn’t new to making her own lane in the industry. Daughter of blues icon Taj Mahal and Inshirah Mahal, a dancer, artist, and educator, Deva released a new single, “Goddamn,” featuring Son Little.
Showcasing a gritty mix of soul, blues and rock— the collaboration is a natural intersection of Deva and Son Little’s musical currents and the soul goddess prefers it that way. “When I first heard Son Little’s song ‘Lay Down,’ it hit me and I knew I wanted to create with him,” explains Deva. “It’s important to me to have an authentic connection and relationship with whoever I work with. From the first time we met, we started creating this tune. It didn’t feel like work. We vibe on a similar plane.”
“Goddamn” follows on the heels of her critically acclaimed 2018 release Run Deep on Motéma Music. The album began Deva’s ascent as an international rising star, as she performed on major TV broadcasts in Germany, France and the UK, highlighted as one of the Best New Artists at SXSW 2018 by Grammy.com.
Deva Mahal Tour Dates
May 7 | Chris’ Jazz Cafe | Philadelphia, PA
May 8 | Strathmore | Bethesda, MD
May 9 | Scullers | Boston, MA
May 10 | The Music Hall Loft | Portsmouth, NH
May 11 | Iron Horse | Northampton, MA
June 15 | Bonnaroo | Great Stage Park, TN
June 20 | Libera Awards | New York, NY
June 22 | Caramoor Center | Katonah NY
August 25 | Lockn’ | Arlington, VA
Deva Mahal · “Goddamn”
Motéma Music · Release Date: May 17, 2019
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Check out Deva’s new single below.