Rising singer, songwriter, producer and artist Lil Halima releases ‘911’ – an unapologetic commentary on unhealthy relationships and those who cause them. The single features on her forthcoming mixtape with Swedish producer Canto titled ‘Brown Girl Diary’ out 4th October via Universal Music / Def Jam Recordings Norway and Island Records UK.
Of ‘911’, Lil Halima says:
“Honestly, when I made this song I was in a place where all my girlfriends were struggling with relationships. And to me, it was so fucked up to see how a lot of these problems came from broken, insecure men. Obviously relationships are complex, and more factors play a role but I was talking to a friend of mine about how messed up it is that some boys use women as a safe, healing space and drain them before they move on and leave.
It is probably like this for some men as well, but I was seeing things from my perspective. We’re over this, girls. ‘As long as he loves me I´m fine’ is not enough when you go see your man in jail and he still cheats on you!”
‘911’ is the second single to be released off Lil Halima and Swedish producer Canto’s upcoming mixtape ‘Brown Girl Diary’, out 4th October. It follows ‘Booty’, a summer-filled track Lil Halima released this July with an accompanying summer tour diary. Watch the video for ‘Booty’ here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X427Wr2Jb2M.
Although only 20 years old, Lil Halima has already begun proving her artistry through a number of creative projects, EPs and visuals produced and directed by her. Last October she released her debut EP ‘love songs for bad lovers’ which received a nomination for the Nordic Music Prize and gained her a nomination for a Norwegian Grammy Award. The seven-track EP contained singles ‘Jasmine’ and ‘Train’ and gained her attention from the likes of i-D, DUMMY, MTV, Line of Best Fit and more. From there the Kenyan-Norwegian artist released two conceptual EPs titled ‘for the dark days’ and ‘for the bright days’, which revolved around the two sides of the year living above the Polar circle in north Norway, where Lil Halima hails from.
This month Lil Halima will play her first headline show in the UK at London’s Courtyard Theatre, part of a string of special shows across, London, Paris, Amsterdam, Bergen and Hamburg. Tickets for sale here: https://lilhalima.com/tour.php.