Scottish alt pop songstress Tamara Schlesinger uses the moniker MALKA. Today (7th July) saw Schlesinger release her brand new single and this coming in the shape of Falling. Signed to Tantrum Records this delightful cut is the third to be taken from forthcoming sophomore LP Ratatatat. That record is available to pre-order now through PledgeMusic.
Back in January I listened to a tasty track and this being Breakout, from that very moment I was hooked on MALKA. I then came across acclaimed 2015 debut Marching To Another Beat, which was also launched through a successful PledgeMusic campaign which far exceeded its target. March 2017 then saw Tamara unleash her Anti Trump track Fell For You and those sumptuous lyrics packed a punch.
Aside from that Falling is a sparkly pop anthem aided by infectious lyrics and Tamara’s exquisite sweet vocal tones. This tune incorporates mesmeric guitars and tribal drum patterns alongside MALKA’s uplifting message. Regarding the single the Schlesinger says, “Falling’ is about feeling the need to make a difference in a world that seems to imploding”.
Now this bright and breezy tune left me utterly enthralled on my very first listen. Everything about Falling was spot on and this only has me anticipating the release of Ratatatat on October 20th.
UPDATE: Last week Malka’s official music video was unveiled and the visuals match the lyrics perfectly. Falling revolves around a couple who are on the verge of breaking up and this meeting is basically a talk to resolve the issues they’ve faced. Instead of calling it a day Tamara says that she won’t “Turn and walk away” as she’s fallen for this guy.
Here is what director Lee Bamsey had to say “The idea reflects the importance of confronting issues, and talking them though. It emphasises that the art of conversation can easily be lost to a phone or device, which can cause resentment and angst. Talk about things and act on them, instead of wasting your time looking at nonsense on your phone”.