Hackney-born singer, songwriter and guitarist MYCHELLE has unveiled her new track ‘Forbidden Fruit’ featuring ENNY. The latest single from her upcoming EP ‘Someone Who Knows’ which is set for release on 20th May.
Markedly more buoyant and rhythmic than Mychelle’s previous releases, ‘Forbidden Fruit’ is a rootsy yet bass-driven track. Sonically recalling the work of neo-soul songstresses India Arie, Tweet and Vivian Green, the track emits the ambience and mood of a peaceful summer afternoon.
Lyrically, the song details the moral dilemmas that arise when one falls for someone they know isn’t good for them and the complicated feelings that consequently rise to the surface.
Lending guest vocals to the track is fellow FAMM label-mate ENNY who adorns the song with a majestic rap verse. The newest addition in ENNY’s recent string of features, following her freshly-released collaborations with Shae Universe, Odeal and Boj. The resulting collaboration is a perfect marriage of Mychelle’s acoustic soul sensibilities and ENNY’s supreme rap stylings.
Directed by Portia Barnett-Herrin, the video follows Mychelle as she’s strolling through a park late at night where she is curiously enticed by a strange light that leads her to an alternative universe.
Soon she’s face to face with a version of herself she doesn’t recognise, engaging in a high-stake game of chess before completely disappearing. The video’s narrative is further complemented by visually rich collage sequences placing an emphasis on the sensory draw of fruits and flowers.
The new single comes after the release of her previous single, ‘Younger Self’ – the lead single of her forthcoming sophomore EP ‘Someone Who Knows’, which will coincide with her first ever headline show at The Lexington on 31st May.
Check out the video for Mychelle’s ‘Forbidden Fruit’ below…