She's a rising star on the alternative RnB scene; 20-year-old British singer-songwriter Mahalia has racked up millions of YouTube views for her breakout single "Sober". Her brand of modern soul has a strong 90s flavour and poignant lyrics showcasing an emotional depth way beyond her years. She talks to Encore about her sound which she dubs “psycho acoustic soul”, and being mentored by pop heavyweights like Ed Sheeran. Plus, we check out new releases from pop diva Ariana Grande and country music legend Willie Nelson.