It’s quickly becoming apparent that 2018 is the Year of the Mallrat, with the release today of her truly epic, new single “UFO” (feat Allday) via Nettwerk Records.
The 19 year old artist is also poised to head to SXSW in Austin, Texas in March, where she’s set to spread the love for Mallrat even further around the globe. Following her appearance at the festival, Mallrat will be touring across the United States, playing a handful of shows on the East and West Coast.
In stark contrast to the shimmering, acoustic guitar driven sheen of “Better,” “UFO” falls into a much darker and brooding territory. Its dense production and layers of hypnotic melodies highlight her vast development as a composer and producer since the release of her debut EP, Uninvited, back in 2016.
Meanwhile, the cameo from Allday sees the LA-based / Adelaide-born emcee deliver one of the smoothest verses of his career with his own harmonies supporting his laconic delivery, helping to seamlessly blend his contribution in perfectly with the aesthetics Mallrat has built across the rest of the track.
Speaking of his appearance on ‘UFO,’ Mallrat (aka Grace Shaw) says that she couldn’t see herself teaming up with anyone else, such is the close bond between the two artists.
“I feel like we’re two peas in a pod, so it’s pretty amazing that we can work together,” says Mallrat. “I don’t know if there are a lot of other vocalists that I would feel comfortable asking to be on my songs, just because I feel like lyrics are so personal for me. But because he’s such a close friend and we always get where each other are coming from, it felt perfect for the song.”
Upcoming Tour Dates:
April 3 @ Constellation Room, Santa Ana CA
April 4 @ The Echo, Los Angeles, CA
April 10 @ Rough Trade, Brooklyn, NY