“This dude’s coming for the crown! Steez mode unlocked.”
– Dave Ruby Howe, triple j
“In his brief time on the scene, MALiJO$E has already demonstrated a penchant for moving fast. His music conveys a personal story whilst merging elements of contemporary Australian youth culture.” – Milky
Fresh, sincere, and compelling, Perth artist MALI JO$E (hoh-zay) raises the bar with his cathartic new single ‘i ain’t scared to die soon’, premiered earlier this week via triple j’s Home & Hosed. The first taste off his upcoming mixtape, set for release in August, and a video clip for the track dropping next week.
A bouncy, bass-fuelled affair, co-produced by OJC43, MALI JO$E expresses his vulnerability in ‘i ain’t scared to die soon’; challenging the perception of life, death, and gratitude. Showcasing a flair for melodic alternative hip hop and delivering tight lyricism, the single was written in reflection of his life and career achievements to date.
“Sometimes having reflection on life to see how far you’ve come is all you need to assure yourself that your moving in the right direction…Truly I’m not scared to die at all, to be honest. But I’m not scared to die because I know I’ve lived and living the best life I can, because I know who I am, I am who I am, I achieved so much and I’ll die for something and never stand for nothing”, explains Mali Jo$e.
Fast becoming a name to watch, MALI JO$E launched into the Australian music scene in 2019 where he became a triple j unearthed finalist and gained over 300,000 streams on his hit single ‘Mistakes’. His previous track ‘Ladybird’ put him on the radar, along with ranking in the Top 50 Most Played Unearthed Artists, and capped off with a signing to revered booking agency NICHE.The last year two years saw him performing to sold-out shows across the West Coast and set to play Fresh Produce festival (pulled due to COVID-19).
With a penchant for moving fast, don’t wait to catch up as MALI JO$E is showing no signs of slowing down.