Mal Not Bad Returns with New Single ‘AP’
Los Angeles-based musician, producer, and visual artist Mal Not Bad, formerly known as Mal, has made a triumphant return today with the release of their latest single, ‘AP.’
Mal Not Bad’s ‘AP’ follows the acclaimed 2022 EP Continuous Short Feature Film, which garnered significant press support. The release also comes hot on the heels of a series of successful UK/EU and US tours alongside Skullcrusher and illuminati hotties.
Continuing the ambient sonic journey laid out in Continuous Short Feature Film, Mal Not Bad’s self-produced ‘AP’ ventures into new territories, infusing their music with more electronic elements. The track seamlessly blends sampled drum beats with live instrumentation, creating a unique soundscape that merges the rhythmic energy of electronic music with the authenticity of live instruments.
Discussing the inspiration behind ‘AP,’ Mal Not Bad expressed their thoughts:
“Though technology and synthesized realities can enhance a human’s experience, their influence can also harm humanity’s originality and individuality. ‘AP’ attempts to touch on this concept – how humans can hide behind a false sense of identity that has been fed to them, rather than find and develop one on their own and be supported societally to do so.”
Accompanying the single release is a visually stunning video featuring an intimate solo performance by Mal Not Bad, created in collaboration with dancer and choreographer Alyssa Allen, known for her work with artists such as Billie Eilish and Emmit Fenn. The video explores themes of individuality and self-discovery, moving from a robotic, dystopian atmosphere to a celebration of human uniqueness.
Speaking about the video for ‘AP,’ Mal Not Bad provided further insight:
“I wanted to start in a copy-paste / robotic feeling – almost dystopian like stormtroopers, playing with how many faceless people there are (through mirrors and projected feedback loops). Slowly the performance and visuals add humanity and return to individualism.”
As the music world eagerly awaits the upcoming project in 2024, ‘AP’ serves as a captivating preview of Mal Not Bad’s evolving and innovative sound, showcasing their commitment to pushing boundaries and challenging the status quo in the music industry. With a promising future on the horizon, Mal Not Bad is undoubtedly an artist to watch in the coming year.
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