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Music / May 20, 2021

Malaki explores the depths of his psyche in ‘The Riddler’

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Music / May 20, 2021

Malaki explores the depths of his psyche in ‘The Riddler’

Words: Dylan Murphy

Listen to the new single produced by frequent collaborator Matthew Harris.

Malaki’s stock has been rising with every subsequent track. Not one to shy away from talking about life’s darker moments, the Dublin rapper has maintained a dedication to vulnerable cuts informed by his own lived experience and recently appeared on The Late Late Show this month to talk about his experiences with mental health

In the midst of a transitionary period into a new chapter of his career, Malaki has shared ‘The Riddler’, a dark and at times menacing track that ruminates over contours of his character’s sanity. It lands after he shared the introduction to his new manic alter-ego Calvero and sees him link up once again with Matthew Harris who is behind the production.

Speaking of the track, Malaki explains: “This track is a personification of my emotions in my darkest times. Instead of making me weaker and breaking me as a person, it only made me stronger. I think there is a bit of “The Riddler” in all of us.”

Listen to ‘The Riddler’ below:

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