Mahalia & Ella Mai return with 90’s R&B-influenced ‘What You Did’ video

Grant Brydon

1 year ago

By Grant Brydon

Following the release of her anticipated debut album Love & Compromise on Friday, Mahalia returns with a visual for its latest single ‘What You Did’.

The collaboration with fellow UK R&B star Ella Mai comes accompanied by a visual courtesy of KC Locke – who previously shot Mahalia‘s ‘Simmer’ video – and sees the pair finding strength after infidelity.

“The song talks about times when a woman would let a man into her life only for him to cheat or play around and it’s after this that they find strength and empowerment,” says KC. “During the visual, Mahalia joins forces with Ella Mai to show that she is not alone in this feeling. My aim was to create an experimental performance visual with considered camera movements and cinematic feel – paying homage to early 90’s R&B music video queen Aaliyah and also the music sample’s origin Cam’Ron – ‘Oh Boy’. I wanted to create something forward thinking, new, and memorable with clever easter eggs and nods to the songs R&B roots.”

Press play on the video above, and stream Love & Compromise in full here.