HAVIAH MIGHTY RELEASES BOLD VIDEO FOR BLAME
13TH FLOOR OUT MAY 10
RELEASE SHOW ON MAY 3 IN TORONTO
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FESTIVAL PERFORMANCES AT BRIGHTON, UK’S THE GREAT ESCAPE, FESTIVAL D’ETE AND HILLSIDE ANNOUNCED
Toronto, ON – April 22, 2019 – Before Haviah Mighty shares 13th Floor - her most fully-realized album to date – on May 10, she teases the project’s array of sounds with one more single, Blame. The anthemic track was produced by Haviah’s younger brother, Mighty Prynce, with Yung Yemi and Shanik Tanna once again at the helm for its bold, vibrant visuals. Stream and watch Blame here.
“This instrumental is cold and needed lyrics to match. I sat on this beat for a while, and caught the initial vibe on my first trip to LA,” Haviah reflects on the track. “I think reality started to settle in as I sat in the house/studio of Bob Marley relative, Jimmy Marley, looking out the window only to see shrubbery and hills. Thinking about how weird it was that I was there at that time, in LA, in that space with my management, 2oolman, and other creatives.”
Blame embodies a cockiness that flows effortlessly and consciously, deliberately pointing out Haviah’s edge and putting it on a pedestal. She drops lines like “open wide, she a rap book” and “your boy wanna be my boy, your girl wanna be my girl” with confidence. The drums are relentless, and create a strong base for the intense lyrics, with a ‘feeling yourself’ groove.
“Though specific to my experiences, the intrinsic message is applicable to the many facets in which we must exude our most confident self. It’s a soundtrack for day-to-day self-motivation,” Haviah adds.
The song follows Wishy Washy, another sibling collab with Haviah’s sister, Omega Mighty. Previous singles, Waves, featuring fellow Toronto artist, Sean Leon, and In Women Colour, co-produced with Obuxum, complete the first four tracks on the project. All videos were co-directed by Yung Yemi, and Shanik, assisted by Lorenzo Colocado, and filmed in Toronto. Yung Yemi produced the photography for all singles and the album artwork.
Haviah will celebrate the release of 13th Floor with a show in Toronto on May 3 at Drake Underground – tickets are available here. In addition, she has announced spring and summer festival appearances, heading across the pond to Brighton, UK’s The Great Escape in May, followed by Festival D’ete and Hillsdie Festival in July. See below for a complete list of dates.
13th Floor follows Haviah’s acclaimed 2017 release, Flower City, and highlights her vast musical influences, sharp songwriting and production style. She co-executively produced the record alongside 2oolman of A Tribe Called Red, and collaborated with numerous artists, including Sean Leon, Clairmont The Second, and her sister, Omega Mighty. Additional production credits include Obuxum, Robotaki, Young Dreadz, Taabu, Lambo and brother, Mighty Prynce. Pre-order the album here.
This winter, Haviah rocked stages during JUNOFest in London, Ontario and the red carpet, celebrating her winning spot in the 2019 Allan Slaight JUNO Master Class. She headed south to Treefort Music Fest in Boise, Idaho, for her first US show. Uproxx reported her “rocking the full room with cool professionalism and electric energy, while Riff Magazine praised her “confident style and firecracker personality was likely to have made many new fans in Idaho’s largest city.” Haviah shared insight on the album’s concepts through an intimate and exclusive chat with George Stroumboulopoulos on The Strombo Show’s March 24 episode – listen here.
About Haviah Mighty
Haviah Mighty didn’t need to change her birth name when she decided to dedicate her career to music. In fact, Mighty couldn’t be more accurate a word to describe the 26-year-old artist, named one of XXL’s 15 Toronto Rappers You Should Know in 2019.
Raised in a musical household in Brampton, Ontario, Haviah started singing at the age of 4, rapping at 11, and producing at 15. Well-known for being one of the three MCs who make up The Sorority — a hip-hop group born during an all-female cypher on International Women’s Day in 2016 — Haviah is making equally large waves as a solo artist.
Haviah has been releasing music independently since 2009, but it was her project, Flower City (2017), that propelled her solo career into further success. In 2018, Mighty’s track, Vámonos, appeared on HBO’s hit series, Insecure. That same year, Mighty was declared winner of the prestigious 2018/2019 Allan Slaight JUNO Master Class.
Haviah’s explosive live show, filled with in-your-face intensity and her fast, technical flows, has also quickly developed her reputation as one to keep an eye on, earning her opening slots for acclaimed artists like Sheck Wes, Nelly, Desiigner, Kranium, A Tribe Called Red, and Snoop Dogg.
In 2019, Mighty is preparing to release her most fully realized body of work to date, and continues to carve out spaces that boldly defy gendered expectations for women in hip hop.
Pre-order 13th Floor: foundation-media.ffm.to/13thfloor
Buy and Stream:
Wishy Washy (ft. Omega Mighty): foundation-media.lnk.to/WishyWashy
Waves (ft. Sean Leon): smarturl.it/haviahmighty-waves
In Women Colour: smarturl.it/hm-inwomencolour
May 3 - Toronto, ON - Drake Underground - Album Release Show (Tickets)
May 9 - Brighton, UK - The Great Escape - Marine Room (Brighton Harbour Hotel) (Tickets)
May 9 - Brighton, UK - The Great Escape - Green Door Store (Tickets)
July 12 - Quebec City, QC - Festival d’etéde Quebec - Fibe Stage (Tickets)
July 14 - Guelph, ON - Hillside Festival (Tickets)