MARCH 26TH 2024


With close to 35 Million streams, one of Ireland’s most prolific and exciting young artists, Malaki Is pleased to announce the release of his hugely powerful single, Long Face. A deeply honest track, showcasing one of the finest talents on the island.

Fresh from the release of his recent single ‘Most Days’, the first of a collection of new tracks, released in Oct last year, Malaki has seen key support from BBC Radio One’s Jack Saunders, BBC ATL Introducing, BBC 5 Live, RTE 2FM, The Independent, The Line Of Best Fit, Clash Magazine, Notion and Earmilk to name a few, as well as appearing on Ireland’s The Late Late Show and a playing his first sell-out headline London show.

A raw talent not afraid to share his vulnerable side, Malaki’s music fuses personal expression with piercing social and political commentary and is already making waves in both his home country and the UK.

At 22 Malaki is an eyewitness to the disenfranchisement of Irish youth, a theme frequently probed in 2020’s bruising brutally honest debut EP Butterfly Boy.

A 5 track EP ‘DFTTYM’ (Don’t Forget To Take Your Medicine) followed in 2021 with Malaki’s alter ego, Calvero, immediately giving us a taste of what was to come as he walked along the very edge of sanity puzzling over depression, anxiety, self-medication and primal fear with morbid fascination, followed by the release of ‘Never Mind’ and his most recent single ‘Most Days’.

Of the single Malaki said;

“Long Face” is an introspective dive into the mind of the character. For me it outlines reasons for the way I am and how I cope. The use of writing and music to speak about things I have locked away. It’s clarity from the fog. When we are in depressive states we become blinded by our pessimism and negativity. This is me stepping away from a foggy depression detailing the experience and how I can be better. This track is Fiery and passionate with moments of despair. But for me, this is a song of optimism and change. If you ever wonder “Why the Long Face?” Try taking a look at who’s inside. It might surprise you.

I began this journey in 2019. I was 19 years of age and just out of a dark depression. I was a shell of a human clinging to any joy I could find. Fortunately, I had music and writing. I never really thought of myself as an artist. I just enjoyed writing songs. It wasn’t until I wrote the powerful spoken word epic “Call us by Our names” it spoke about the frustrations and anger I held in my mind at the time. Little did I know. Many people felt the same. Music gave me a reason to keep going. And the response to my first single gave me a reason to continue writing. Music has allowed me to not only travel the world and play incredible shows, but it has given me solace, Therapy and purpose. Every track I create I leave a piece of me within it. I hope you enjoy my art.”