HAVIAH MIGHTY RELEASES NEW ALBUM 13TH FLOOR TODAY
PERFORMING AT THE GREAT ESCAPE
IN BRIGHTON, UK THIS WEEKEND
FESTIVAL PERFORMANCES AT FESTIVAL D’ETE
NORTHERN LIGHTS, NXNE AND HILLSIDE ANNOUNCED
WATCH EXCLUSIVE CBC FIRST PLAY LIVE
Toronto, ON – May 10, 2019 – Today, Haviah Mighty shares 13th Floor - her most fully-realized album to date. Received to critical acclaim, the album is an outspoken, raw testament to the underdog experience. Stream and purchase the album here. You can catch Haviah’s incredible live set at festivals across Canada this summer, including NXNE, Northern Lights, Festival D’ete and Hillside, with more to be announced - see below for a complete list of dates.
“13th Floor is a metaphor for the marginalization we face, that is dismissed by those who don’t understand it,” Haviah says. “It is the discussions we choose not to have; it is the narratives they pretend don’t exist. Sonically, this body of work blends Hip-Hop/R&B elements and experimental vocals, taking lyrical snapshots of Haviah Mighty’s past, present and potential future and weaving personal thoughts and experiences into the music.”
In advance of the album release, Haviah made waves across Canada, sharing insight on the album through conversations with etalk, ELLE Canada, NOW Magazine, SOCAN, Rudy Blair, Canadian Musician, Kreative Kontrol and The Strombo Show. Audiences witness her deliver fierce bars on Sideways Studio, Breakfast Television and an exclusive performance of the album on CBC’s First Play Live.
13th Floor is Haviah’s most fully realized body of work to date following her acclaimed 2017 album, Flower City. In addition to being a member of renowned trio, The Sorority, Haviah has been releasing music independently since 2009. 13TH Floor highlights Haviah’s vast musical influences and incredible production style. She co-executively produced the record with Tim ‘2oolman’ Hill (of A Tribe Called Red) and collaborated with numerous artists including Sean Leon (Waves), Clairmont The Second (Smoke), and her sister, Omega Mighty (Wishy Washy). Production features include 2oolman, Obuxum, Robotaki, Young Dreadz, Taabu, Lambo and her younger brother, Mighty Prynce.
The project is a testament to Haviah’s relentless work ethic and vast sonic influences. The album ranges from classic rap/hip-hop elements to inflections of sounds from Haviah’s Caribbean roots, frenetic electro and diverse instrumentation. The 13 tracks on the record are conceptual and fluid as they reflect Haviah’s journey over the past couple of years. Lyrical themes highlight experiences of Haviah’s upbringing, unlearning, rejecting societies deemed “ailments” to transcend expectations and perceptions of others, breaking barriers and stereotypes, the change and progression that evolves from challenges, not compromising to accommodate, and passages to self-love.
Haviah teased the album by consecutively releasing its first four tracks paired with captivating visuals. The anthemic Blame was produced by Haviah’s younger brother, Mighty Prynce. Previous singles included 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) released on International Women’s Day. 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.
Last 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.”
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.
Buy/stream 13th Floor: foundation-media.ffm.to/13thfloor
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 17 – Rotterdam, NL – New Skool Rules – Outside Stage (EE2 Stage) (Tickets)
May 19 – Rotterdam, NL – New Skool Rules – Bird (Tickets)
June 2019 – Toronto, ON – NXNE Festival
July 4 – Sudbury, ON – Northern Lights Festival (Tickets)
July 12 – Quebec City, QC – Festival d’etéde Quebec - Fibe Stage (Tickets)
July 14 – Guelph, ON – Hillside Festival (Tickets)
July 27-28 – Denver, CO – Underground Music Showcase (Tickets)
August 2-4 – Sackville, NB – Sappyfest (Tickets)