Mumbai, 18th October 2023: Mali takes a sharp turn, leaving behind the echoes of lost love to delve into the realities of addiction in her new single ‘Semi Automatic Butane’. The result is a gritty sounding alt pop anthem drawing parallels between the intoxicating grip of compulsive behaviour and the trigger-happy impulses within us all. She recently had the chance to demo and perform the song for Apple CEO Tim Cook on his visit to India. The track pulsates with a raw, visceral energy intertwining punchy rhythms and a hooky melody to create an edgy, rebellious track.
Watch the song here:
Produced by Keshav Dhar of Skyharbor, the song has released today with a music video directed by Naman Saraiya and will be followed up with a 14-city nationwide tour to promote it.
Hailing from Chennai, India and based in Mumbai, Mali, born Maalavika Manoj, has worked with some of the biggest names in the Indian music business such as Oscar & Grammy award winning music composer AR Rahman and Anirudh Ravichander. She has lent her voice to several leading advertising campaigns in India. As a solo artist, she’s been a frequent TedX speaker and she was selected to be a part of Spotify’s global RADAR program. More recently, Mali performed at the first ever edition of Lollapalooza India, and performed for the grand opening of the Nita Mukesh Ambani Cultural Centre in Mumbai.