Freshly premiered on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show, London’s Mellah follows up his exceptional recent single Family Fun with another glimpse into his forthcoming debut album.
Habit is the more sophisticated side of Mellah. Bubbling and fizzing with a groove based melody and funky guitar lines, the track was recorded in the same self built studio which has played host to the likes of Nilüfer Yanya and Alaskalaska in Mellah’s own Peckham garden.
If the fact that every element of Habit is created solely by Mellah himself, right down to the studio it was recorded in, the multi-instrumentalist has also created a video to coincide with the release, recorded at home in his flat.
As we saw with Family Fun, the video offers a lighthearted front to a track with much deeper meaning. Speaking about the video, he says, “It's a sensationalist way of characterising those parts of myself that blindly walk head first into the same detrimental cycles, and me at the centre of it all seemingly having little control over any of them. All within the confines of Covid 19.”
“Funnily enough, Habit is about habits. Falling into the same, often harmful, cycles and vices despite knowing that the outcome will be no different from before. ‘Habit’s such a pain, pain is such a bore’. It was of course Einstein of all people who said, ‘The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results’.”