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Artist: Malka Title: Get Up Label: Tantrum Records Impact Date: 15th May 2020 Following the release of MALKA’s third critically acclaimed album I’m Not Your Soldier, via Tantrum Records on 28th Feb, the Scottish multi-instrumentalist has announced her latest single, the kaleidoscopic ‘Get Up’. The song blends twisted synths and world music while addressing the juggling of family life and as a touring musician. Speaking about the song MALKA says, “There’s a lyric on ‘Get Up’ about two worlds aligning, and that’s about the mum ‘me’ and the musician ‘me’ trying to find a balance in my life again.” Get Up which was produced by Paul Savage (Mogwai, King Creosote, Franz Ferdinand) finds MALKA joined by her children’s choir. “It felt right to have the kids on the record, especially on a song that is about that juggle of life as a musician and a mum. It was all rather chaotic in the studio and I am not sure Paul would particularly want to do it again, but there is something special about having your own children’s voices on your record.” I’m Not Your Solider is a reflective record that finds MALKA at her most personal yet, following the release of her politically charged album Ratatatat in 2017. While the new record is awash in dark fuzzy bass and haunting synths, its intimate depth comes with uplifting lyrical content. “Lyrically it is very much about where I am in life,” explains MALKA, “and also not overthinking it in terms of how I’m feeling.” Following the postponement of the final two dates of the recent tour MALKA has now confirmed the new dates: 20th Nov, Eagle Inn, Manchester 21st Nov, Servant Jazz Quarters, London I’m Not Your Solider was released on all DSPs, CD and unique eco-vinyl. The latter is created from recycled vinyl runs, cutting down waste and also offering fans the opportunity to own a one-off piece of vinyl, as no two are the same pattern or colour.