UK favourite Mahalia is preparing the release of her forthcoming second studio album later this year, and following the smooth “Bag Of You” she’s just dropped a ridiculously catchy new single. “Terms and Conditions” is a confident anthem co-written with RAYE, that echoes this undeniably sultry hook that won’t leave your head for hours.
Setting boundaries, this track is all about letting your man know that you aren’t going to be fucked around. If you mess with me then, boy bye. It’s an empowering sentiment that we should all live by. There are terms and conditions to all of our love, so don’t abuse it. “If you want my love, then let’s discuss the man you’re required to be. If you tell me lies, you get three strikes, there’s no coming back, boy, please” she sings before adding “If you look at her, consider bridges burned. You could call it petty, but see, if you want a position, these are my terms and conditions”.
There is a nostalgic early 2000’s and late 90’s RNB-pop approach to the production that elevates the empowering lyrics. The harmonies are strong and will have you bopping along immediately. If this any sign of what the new record is going to be like then we are in for a very special treat because it’s going to be delicious.