Mawule Blends R&B, EDM, and Rock In His Upcoming Album "Chosen"

By: Jura Daubenspeck

Mawule's new release Chosen pulls together personal and creative elements for the win.

There’s never a dull moment for Mawule. The R&B singer/songwriter has been hard at work in the studio the last few months, recording and writing music constantly. While his charisma oozes with each live performance, he has spent most of his time recently rehearsing solo, and investing everything he has into his upcoming album, Chosen.

Mawule has already released two singles, "Fall for Me (feat. Jerney)" and "Anything", both from the upcoming album, and they do not disappoint. His buttery vocals overlay fresh beats, making his songs nearly impossible not to move with.

The album’s title Chosen is a reflection of what many creatives go through. It is an ode to those who know what it’s like to completely immerse yourself into your work, but still struggle to gain recognition. You sacrifice time and money, work until total exhaustion, and make yourself vulnerable to the world. It’s far from easy, but it’s the path you’ve landed yourself on, and you wouldn’t change it for anything else.

Mawule’s music parallels the everyday occurrences many of us face. His passion for relationship dynamics shines through his music, and even through his catchy upbeat songs, he touches on some very real topics. He pulls together his personal life and music life into an empowering, positive message that makes his music enjoyable to listen to.

There were some risks taken when creating Chosen. It is far from a strictly R&B album, and actually incorporates some EDM and rock into it, making it a deliciously unique fusion. Each song is meant to be experienced in a different way, and the album will take you on a journey through the inner workings of Mawule’s mind.

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There will be a release party for Chosen on June 12th at Denver hotspot, Lost Lake. The album will be unveiled in its entirety, along with a few never-before-heard acoustic songs. Mawule’s stage presence always makes his performances a blast to watch. A talented eclectic bunch will be joining this show, including: DJ Zenas, Amy Kress, Jerney, and Ill Se7en. So get in on the action early, and come out to Lost Lake for what is bound to be a night full of dancing and great vibes. Doors open at 7:30pm, and the show starts at 8:00pm. Tickets are $10 (presale) and $12 (day of show), so grab them while they're hot! Purchase tickets here.

For an even closer look into the making of Chosen, check out the behind-the-scenes videos for "Simple" and "Get Your Name", as well as personal blog posts from Mawule himself.

-Jura

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