Brooklyn, NY, happens to be one of those cities overfilled with talent. Usually, it’s primarily rap that catches my ear in NY, but I can’t wait to share with my Swidlife family one of my recent discoveries, Alex Mali. She is someone that has rightfully earned her title of being the “Queen of Dancehall R&B and Pop.” In a world where artistry and authentic experiences don’t intersect as often as they should, Mali prides herself on making experiences, not just songs.
As she embraces every step of her solo journey with self-discovery, her new single, “Dance Now Cry Later” accurately reflects her amazing growth and limitless versatility as an artist. Compared to her last single, “DinnerTime” which was more soulful, this current single takes a different route by encouraging listeners to take a break from their problems and utilize the healing properties of music. Listeners truly experience Mali’s contagious care-free spirit as she fully immerses herself into this song’s vibrant energy and infectious instrumental.
“‘Dance Now Cry Later’ is for the days we want to be delusional and pretend that our problems don’t exist. When in doubt, leave it on the dance floor.” — Alex Mali
Listening to this song is truly a moment of empowerment. As the third single from Alex Mali’s anticipated album Trust the Process, “Dance Now Cry Later” unquestionably signals her journey towards triumph in creating a comprehensive project. The key lies in her consistent pursuit of incorporating contrasting elements within a single endeavor.
Listen to “Dance Now Cry Later” below.