When rising London-via-Sydney artist MaliKoa says “you can dance, you don’t have to be a dancer”, you listen.

In her new single and video, ‘Dancer’, the indie-pop artist offers an impressive first look at her upcoming debut LP. She’s smooth, striking, graceful, she challenges the status quo and asks us to challenge it too.

The clip itself shows Mali-Koa gracefully moving along to the rhythms of the track with a group of interpretive dancers. It’s an all-enveloping visual – and simple to follow along with if you’re so inclined!

Check out Mali-Koa’s ‘Dancer’:

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Fun fact: creative genius runs in her family too, with her brother Calum Hood making up one quarter of global hit-makers 5 Seconds of Summer.

But this summer should belong to Mali-Koa. ‘Dancer’ was penned with Gil Lewis (U2, Sigala) and Robert Harvey (Gorgon City, Clean Bandit, Jax Jones), and the clip has already amassed almost 50,000 plays on YouTube alone.

Mali explained says of ’Dancer’:

“Most people can relate to feeling limited by circumstance, monotony and opinions in everyday life. This song is a hopeful and gentle reassurance to myself and anyone who might need it.

“The contemporary dance allowed me to break out of what might be expected,” she adds. “My natural instinct has always been to push further when things are sold as unattainable; I guess ‘Dancer’ is about exactly that, challenging yourself and confronting those structures in life.”

Mali-Koa’s upcoming debut album will arrive after a string of career highlights. Her her debut single in 2018, ‘Honest’, has clocked over 2.1M+ streams. She has toured with the likes of Nina Nesbitt, MAX, Tessa Violet and Etham.

Her collaboration on Platinum hitmaker JP Cooper’s single ‘All This Love’ has clocked over nine million plays and her cut on G-Eazy’s Platinum album The Beautiful & Damned now totals over 59 million streams.