Music & Other Stories Presents: Malunga
East London-based songstress Malunga already knew from an early age that she wanted to pursue her passion for music. Starting out by doing songwriting and singing sessions in youth clubs, she made the ultimate decision to go for a career as a singer when she was 17 years old. To get herself out there she went to as many open mic nights as possible, and eventually got chosen as a resident artist at the highly anticipated Roundhouse – a highly anticipated venue and space for emerging artists.
By listening to a wide array of genres – pop, soul, R&B, among other – and citing various influences such as James Morrison, the gifted singer has been able to create her unique style of music, a soulful yet bubbly blend of R&B and electronic pop.
Not too long ago she unveiled her latest single Never Let Go, a beautifully profound ballad which soulfully captures the topic of never stopping to believe in your dreams.
Not only music is a passion of hers though. Just last weekend she participated in the play Pericles at London’s top theatre venue The National Theatre.
I had a chat with Malunga where she told me about all things James Morrison, women in music and her love for acting.
Disclaimer: The weather, and therefore the lighting, was not our friend so don’t mind the quality of the light please.
Filmed: James A Lake (@lil_icarus)