HAVIAH MIGHTY RETURNS WITH MORE BARS ON WAVES FEATURING SEAN LEON
NEW ALBUM 13TH FLOOR
SET FOR RELEASE MAY 10, 2019
ALBUM TO INCLUDE CLAIRMONT THE SECOND
2OOLMAN (A TRIBE CALLED RED), ROBOTAKI AND MORE
WATCH VIDEO FOR IN WOMEN COLOUR
ON TOUR THROUGH APRIL
Toronto, ON – March 22, 2019 – Fresh off a jam-packed weekend performing at JUNOFest and rocking the red carpet at the 2019 JUNO Awards in London, Ontario, prolific Brampton-via-Toronto artist and producer, Haviah Mighty, shares her new single and video, Waves, featuring fellow Toronto artist, Sean Leon. The song drops in tandem with the announcement of her forthcoming album, 13th Floor, out on May 10. Watch the video for Waves here, and pre-order the album now.
“It’s funny how this track came together. Initially, I produced this in 2016. Then, in 2018, I showed it to a friend/producer, Young Dreadz, who asked for the stems and really fluffed it up! Later that year, I showed it to 2oolman who essentially sampled some elements of the Young Dreadz/Haviah collab, and it turned into this epic, cinematic, bar-centric record. Finally, I reached out to Sean Leon and felt his voice, sound and style were perfect for this record,” Haviah says of the track.
“I was feeling myself when I first produced this, so this song became a representation of self confidence, hence the reoccurring ‘You must think I’m fly’ as if reaffirming that you MUST think so, because I am. Sean Leon’s verse then comes in where he raps about his accomplishments, successes and drip. He touches on progression, and briefly visits a short monologue about fear, but then quickly comes back to reality - we’re still fly!”
Waves joins previous single, In Women Colour, which arrived on International Women’s Day – watch the video here. The singles complete half of the first four tracks appearing on the record, released prior to the album launch, giving listeners a sneak peek to the overall body of work. Both 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 seen above.
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 Mighty Prynce. See below for a complete tracklist.
Consistently working on new music, it’s a sample of what Haviah has in the works for 2019. Haviah will be performing at Treefort Music Fest in Boise, Idaho this weekend, then returns to Canada for a stop at Oshawa Music Week on April 5 for a show at The Diezel Room. See below for a complete list of dates.
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.
13th Floor Tracklist:
1.In Women Colour (prod. Haviah Mighty & Obuxum)
2.Waves feat. Sean Leon (prod. Young Dreadz, Haviah Mighty, & 2oolman)
3.Wishy Washy ft. Omega Mighty (prod. Taabu & 2oolman)
4.Blame (prod. Mighty Prynce & Haviah Mighty)
5.Thirteen (prod. 2oolman & Robotaki)
6.Smoke feat. Clairmont The Second (prod. 2oolman & Clairmont The Second)
7.You Don’t Love Me (prod. 2oolman & Lambo)
8.Fugazi (prod. Haviah Mighty & 2oolman)
9.Squad (prod. Young Dreadz & Haviah Mighty)
10. Oh My (prod. Young Dreadz & Haviah Mighty)
11.Ride (prod. Young Dreadz & Haviah Mighty)
12.Bag Up (prod. Mighty Prynce)
13.Kiss It (prod. Mighty Prynce & Haviah Mighty)
March 23 - Boise, ID - Treefort Music Fest - Prefunk
March 23 - Boise, ID - Treefort Music Fest - Linen Building
April 5 - Oshawa, ON - Oshawa Music Week - The Diezel Room