Rising singer, songwriter, producer, and artist-to-watch Malachiii has released his debut EP, The Ascension, today via Motown Records.
The Ascension highlights Malachiii’s artful approach as a future-facing curator, alchemizing vibes and styles into a multi-dimensional pop, hip-hop, and R&B sound of his own design. Anchored by his production skills, the project boasts fan favorites including the vibey track “I’m Back,” the powerful anthem “Hold Me,” as well as the melodic “Free My Soul,” which Euphoria raved as “an upbeat listen with a mellow undertone, morphing multiple genres into one sound.” The EP fittingly closes with “Back When We Were Kids,” a nostalgic track featuring guitar riffs that seesaw back and forth between emotionally charged verses.
Speaking on his debut EP, Malachiii shares, “The Ascension is my true introduction to the world. This project is so important to me because it’s just the tip of the iceberg. The listener will get a chance to see different sides of me musically, while reflecting on my journey with ‘ascension’ in all things in my life.”
In a recent press conference, Malachiii revealed some information on his background, inspirations, and more. For starters, the crooner is genre agnostic. “I make a conscious effort to be diverse,” he explains. It’s just the nature of my artistry and how I create. I’m inspired by so much so that just naturally comes out in the music. I want to bring something new to the table and be innovative with the music and give people a taste of diversity that they may not be used to seeing from one artist. In this age, with a lot of artists coming up and producing their own music and writing their own music, we’ve broadened the landscape of what artists can do.”
Additionally, Malachiii has a number of interests outside of music. “I love style in general. I love clothes. I love getting clothes. I just love just that aspect of expressing myself. I had a lot of different interests growing up,” he says. I started off doing dance, and then I did acting. I’m interested in the arts and in different ways to bring these different worlds together.”