London’s very own Mabel dropped her mixtape, Ivy To Roses, on Friday 13th and if you haven’t listened to it already, we suggest that you do.
Some of you may have heard Mable’s collaboration with Kojo Funds, Finders Keepers, that’s been creeping its way up the U.K. charts the past couple of weeks.
Now, let’s talk about the rest of the tape, let’s talk about the fact that Mabel dropped her project full of bae-related songs, during cuffing season… and if you’re not in the cuffing mood yet, this tape will get you in the mood.
The R&B singer comes through with all sorts of vocals in her tape. She begins with, Come Over. Here, Mabel is just trying to tell her man that she could’ve been out, having fun with her girls, if only he hadn’t made plans with her and then bailed- you know we’ve all been there at one point, especially recently after FIFA 18 dropped…
The second song on the tape, Begging- have you ever had your man (or girl) do you wrong? And after they finally realise that they’ve done you wrong, they try and come back with their apology game on 100? Yes, well this is what Begging is all about, from the lyrics it sounds like Mabel knows exactly what she wants and she knows exactly how to make her man beg for it.
In Ivy, we’re hit with them high-pitch vocals that fit so smoothly with the piano playing in the background. “We keep on growing like Ivy,” is repeated in the hook of this song, which is probably a wordplay on the name of this tape, Ivy To Roses, this tape is all about Mabel and her growth with her partner, or growth with her music…
“[Ivy To Roses is] another piece of the puzzle. It’s collection of songs that I love and want the world to hear right now. This is only the beginning of my journey but I want people to feel part of the evolution of my music, which is why I’m putting another project out now,” Mabel says.
An angelic, acoustic version of Drake’s record, Passionfruit, is delivered by Mabel on her tape too.