Mais qui est donc Mabel McVey ? Fille de la chanteuse et rappeuse suédoise Neneh Cherry et du producteur Cameron McVey, Mabel a été biberonnée avec une culture musicale éclectique dès son plus jeune âge – les clés et la bonne étoile pour réussir, en somme. Mais détrompez-vous : sous ses airs de lolita R’n’B, Mabel est loin d’être une simple « fille de ». Elle est avant tout une artiste déterminée qui se démarque grâce à son timbre vocal sulfureux, une créativité débordante et des paroles qui font frémir. © Modzik


The ‘Bedroom EP’ is the best evidence yet of the instinctive storytelling and melodic gifts Mabel. Only just turned 21, here are songs of feminine independence, sexuality, and control; made over the course of a year in Los Angeles and London, in collaboration with Kid Harpoon (Florence and The Machine, Jessie Ware), Josh Crocker (who Mabel worked with on ‘Know Me Better’ and ‘My Boy My Town’) and Joel Pott (‘Thinking Of You’). It’s a bold step forward for Mabel, for whom it was always safe to say that music runs in her blood. She spent her childhood zig-zagging with her sisters from the mountains of Malaga to Notting Hill and Sweden, where she studied at the prestigious Rytmus Musikergymnasiet music school (Robyn, Tove Lo). A self-confessed loner, Mabel found solace in writing music – for a long time, in secret – which made the sudden reaction to her early tracks ‘Know Me Better’ and ‘My Boy My Town’ all the more remarkable. Yet it’s a sound Mabel continues to evolve in her own style, and at her own pace; she’s a true child of the golden age of 00s r’n’b, harnessing the energy of idols like Beyonce circa Destiny’s Child and the vocal stylings of Minnie Ripperton.

‘Bedrooom’ suggests a songwriter who has truly found her feet, and confirms Mabel as one of modern Pop’s brightest young things.