Mabel Drops Her Debut Album, ‘High Expectations’


If you had Mabel’s latest single, “Don’t call me up” on repeat this summer, then you will love her new album, High Expectations.

English singer and songwriter, Mabel, has made her way on the UK Singles Chart, with her songs “Finders Keepers”, “Don’t Call Me Up”, and “Mad Love”. After much anticipation and patience, High Expectations was released on August 2nd and it has already received positive feedback. High Expectations is a pop/R&B album where Mabel opens up her heart and expresses her honest and true emotions. It is also an inclusive, empowering record with catchy R&B-pop vibes. This 20-track album includes features from Kamille, Kojo Funds, Not3s, and Rich The Kid. Some critics have described Mabel’s album as being “a classy sensual and debut” and “A solid album with some extraordinarily good pop songs on it”. Mabel took to Instagram to express how emotional this music journey has been for her and how excited she is to finally release her first official album.


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And an album is born!!! Very emotional because today an almost three year long journey has come to an end. First of all I want to say thank you for your patience because without it I wouldn’t have been able to give you this body of work. It took time, many lessons, ups, downs, heartbreak and all of the bits in between to be able to make the project that I’ve always dreamt of making. I need to thank my team especially my manager @radi_dadi who is one hell of a woman and @holskiii_ for the crazy amount of hard work you’ve put in, my record label @polydorrecords, everyone else on my team that has worked tirelessly for the last few years and of course all of the collaborators I love you so much. The album is about self love and confidence and I’ve made it for anyone who’s ever felt like they’re not enough because I know what that feeling is. I hope that listening to this album makes you feel as good about yourself as it’s made me feel writing it. High Expectations out now!!!! Link in bio 💗 Love all of you Mx

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Mabel describes High Expectations as a journey of self-exploration that is not always easy. Mabel states, “I had to examine myself and put myself back together. Growing up I’d had lots of confidence issues. They were crippling. Even to the point of making the album, I still had confidence issues, and problems with anxiety.” She then goes on to say, “But making the album, I came out on the other side. Now I am OK with all of it. I started to believe in myself and deal with my negative thoughts. I wrote a song called OK (Anxiety Anthem) which is the most important track on the record as it’s the one that made everything happen”.

You can listen to Mabel’s album, High Expectations on all music platforms, such as Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play, TIDAL, and Amazon Music.