London-based songwriter Mariella's latest single, "Clueless”, is a poignant exploration of unrequited love and the complexities of friendship post-heartbreak. The production on this track is a piece of soulful finesse, with Mariella's smooth vocals effortlessly riding the waves of a chilled R&B groove. The neo-soul rhythm and the electric piano's resonating chords create a rich musical backdrop that complements the vulnerability in Mariella's storytelling.
Having left school at 17 to pursue her musical passion, Mariella's dedication to her craft shines through in the maturity of her songwriting. The delicate balance between strength and vulnerability in her vocal range mirrors her growth as an artist. Influenced by powerhouses like Lianne La Havas and Lauryn Hill, Mariella infuses her own style into the genre, drawing inspiration from contemporaries like Jorja Smith and Sabrina Claudio.
"Clueless" not only showcases Mariella's evolution but also marks her presence in the London R&B scene. The collaboration with Dusky on "Pressure" adds another layer to her soulful sound, further solidifying her position in the music industry.