On July 15th Mabel released About Last Night, her second studio album that could become the next number one in the charts if we take into account how much she is climbing in the charts since the moment of its release.
Before its release we could already enjoy Crying on the Dancefloor, a last preview before the release of the album that showed the new classic eighties tints that Mabel’s new songs would have. It was the fourth song from About Last Night to be released prior to the album, and its predecessors were Overthingking, Let Them Know and Good Luck, all of which were part of an appetizer of what the project has turned out to be.
About Last Night narrates a set of experiences lived in first person about an internal journey that the artist has experienced as a result of the effect that the pandemic has had on her. As we have commented on numerous occasions, these circumstances affected the entire musical world in such a way that some artists suffered severe career delays while others used the downtime to experiment and create. Mabel has turned out to be one of the latter.
Her songs are a direct door to her soul, and in the album Mabel talks about herself, undressing herself in front of her audience and dealing with topics such as self-esteem and self-love in everyday environments such as the bathrooms of a nightclub. Her new album contains up to 14 songs and is accompanied by collaborations with other artists such as 24kGoldn, Lil Tecca, Jax Jones and Galantis or Joel Corry.
The album is inspired by Paris Is Burning and RuPaul’s Drag Race and following the style of both shows, About Last Night invites you to go out on the town, talking about party nights and detailing the euphoria of the dance floor and the relationships between strangers talking about love and heartbreak driven by alcohol. Faced with a forced confinement, Mabel thought of continuing with the music of a party that none of us knew if it would return to our lives, so the album uses rhythms that incite dancing: house, disco, pop and of course, R&B.
About Last Night has ended up topping the UK charts in the middle of the week and it looks set to climb the charts around the world soon. Although what is clear is that it is destined to be the anthem for fun nights out in the city’s nightclubs.