HAVIAH MIGHTY RECONNECTS WITH TOBi FOR GOOD ON MY OWN TONIGHT
WATCH VIDEO FOR PREVIOUS SINGLE OBEAH HERE
Toronto, ON – March 10, 2021 – Close to one year within the global pandemic, in between all the isolation and space, Haviah Mighty’s new single, Good On My Own Tonight, arrives in divine timing. While the song is a reflection on doing things solo, she teams up with fellow Toronto artist, TOBi, to share relatable experiences. Listen to the song here and watch the visualizer by BlackPowerBarbie here.
“Good On My Own Tonight focuses on the moment of clarity when you realize that you’re better off on your own. Whether it’s a relationship that hasn’t been working, or a friendship that has made you feel weird for a while, this song speaks to those internal thoughts around finally putting yourself first,” Haviah says. “The beat was produced by myself and Mighty Prynce, and TOBi and I had been talking about working on something for years, so we finally made it happen. We collaborated first on the Toronto Remix for his track 24, which inspired working together again on this project.”
TOBi adds, “For me, sometimes space and distance from a situation is needed to gain clarity. To look at things objectively. I remember being in a relationship and I didn’t even know it was toxic for us both until we took time apart and looked from the outside in. That helped me be better in my next relationship and have better insight into what I actually wanted.”
Good On My Own Tonight marks a reunion between TOBi and Haviah, as she previously collaborated with TOBi on standout song, 24, and spoke on the debut panel for UNPACK, an initiative TOBi founded highlighting constructive discussions on mental wellness in the creative community, in 2019.
Last month, Haviah released Obeah, a banger she produced alongside her brother, Mighty Prynce and a movie in its own right. Centred around Haviah’s Caribbean heritage, Obeah focuses on trust, spirituality, her close connection to family and a belief that the energies around you dictate what you allow in your life in order to prosper. Directed by Jesse Dart of Die Fire Films, with Production Company, Cultiv8, the video for Obeah features cameo appearances by Haviah’s father (who is sampled on the tune) and friends. Watch Obeah and listen here.
At the height of the pandemic, Haviah leaned into the foundation of her work ethic to continue cultivating sharp prose and production practice. Her latest offerings are a sample of what’s to come this year. Good On My Own Tonight and Obeah follow Antisocial, produced by Haviah and Devontée, and features Denver, CO-based rapper, Old Man Saxon, who Haviah was set to tour with in 2020. Last November, she concluded a monumental year with Atlantic, a track examining the ugly truths of money, the roots of unequal labour, and its impact on marginalized communities worldwide, and Occasion, a song that initially developed during an Instagram Live session in March just as the pandemic set in.
Haviah became the first Hip-Hop artist, as well as the first Black woman, to win the Polaris Music Prize for her 2019 album, 13th Floor. The project highlights Haviah’s relentless work ethic and vast sonic influences; ranging from classic Rap/Hip-Hop elements to Caribbean rhythms, frenetic electro and diverse instrumentation, while tackling marginalization and racism head-on as Haviah proclaims self-love as a Black woman. While international touring remains at a standstill as Haviah eagerly awaits to get back on the stage to perform, she is staying creative in the studio and actively advocating for change in the community.
About Haviah Mighty
Haviah Mighty didn’t need to change her birth name when she decided to dedicate her career to music. Mighty could not better describe Haviah’s craft of provocative challenges and uncompromising truths.
Based out of Toronto, Haviah has spent a lifetime developing her skills as a songwriter, vocalist, producer, and performer culminating in a style of profound introspection and incisive socio-political critique. Her dynamic combinations of rap, song, and instrumental, transition seamlessly from hip-hop to soul to afrobeats with a meticulous flow and cadence that transcends any traditional expectation of genre. 2019 saw Haviah earn break-out success with her album, 13th Floor, garnering overwhelming praise from publications such as Pitchfork and Billboard, and making her the first hip-hop artist and the first Black woman to win the Polaris Music Prize, celebrating the “best Canadian album of the year”.
In 2020, the recognition spread internationally. Haviah made an acclaimed appearance on Sway in the Morning, impressing with a performance of immaculate flow and fierce lyricism, “showing you something you NEED to be looking at.” Likewise, in the UK, BBC Radio 1’s Jack Saunders recognized Haviah as “one of the most exciting new rappers out there.”
2021 might have seen Haviah’s momentum stalled by a certain global pandemic…But for Haviah, attrition is met with defiance, and hardship with inspiration. She describes the enforced solitude of lockdown as not an obstacle, but “a window of immense opportunity” to develop the art that has always been a realization of deep contemplation and self-examination. Haviah pushes forward continuing to carve out spaces that boldly defy gendered expectations for women in hip-hop.
Stay locked in for new projects to challenge, move, and entertain, coming your way soon. Unyielding and irresistible - Haviah Mighty will be heard.
Listen to Good On My Own Tonight | Watch Good On My Own Tonight
Listen to Obeah | Watch Obeah
Listen to Antisocial | Watch Antisocial
Listen to Occasion | Watch Occasion
Listen to Atlantic | Watch Atlantic
Listen to 13th Floor here | Purchase 13th Floor on vinyl here