Born in the mountains of Malaga, Mabel was raised between Spain, London and spent ten years in the sometimes-claustrophobic confines of Stockholm. She started writing songs from the age of five, as inspired by turn-of-the-century Soul and emerging R&B (Destiny’s Child, Jhené Aiko) as the discipline and emotional honesty of Jazz, which was played constantly around the house.

Quite literally played, too: exposed to life on the road and frequently falling asleep to the vibrations of heavy bass coming from the home studio, Mabel quickly realised that her family were a little different from the others on the block (her Mum and Dad are Neneh Cherry and Massive-Attack producer Cameron McVey).

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