Mabel McVey came on our radar back in 2015 with her ’90s-inspired R&B sound. The daughter of hip-hop pioneer Neneh Cherry, the singer made good on her legacy with intoxicating songs such as “Thinking of You” and “Know Me Better.” A little older, a little wiser and a bit frisker, Mabel is back with her latest loosie, “Finders Keepers,” a dancehall-esque ballad about not overthinking a situationship.
Over an Afro-Caribbean style beat of stutter step drums, light keys and bouncy synths, Mabel lets her lover know he doesn’t need to work that hard to have a good time with her, professing, “I don’t need miracles from ya / Stop going all digital on me / Don’t feel like you need to try and love me / ‘Cause I don’t need a spiritual journey.” While the song doesn’t require much in terms of singing, Mabel still manages to show off her pipes as a vocalist to be watched. Her co-star and fellow Brit Kojo Funds provides a few bars of sweet nothings that, while not quite on theme, do add to the dancehall vibe of the track.
“Finders Keepers” is the first single from the Mabel’s upcoming debut EP, Bedroom, due for a May 26th release. Of the upcoming project, Mabel wants to explore her musical roots, digging into the sounds of her English, Swedish and Sierra Leonean ancestry. We’ve been waiting what seems like a long time for Mabel to give us a full project and can’t wait to see what the musical prodigy comes up with. “Finders Keepers” is the perfect jam to add to your spring fling playlists.