As the momentum builds for the release of Malachi Rivers‘ new EP
“The Other I” (due early next year), the soulful
Hip-Hop artist debuts the first official single from his new body of work. “Love
Is All” is produced by Malachi’s long time collaborating producer Brandon D’LUX.
He also partnered with Michael Howard-Dossett on writing the chorus and vocal
arrangements, which were performed by several amazing vocalists.
During the process of recording this new EP, “Love Is All” almost did not
happen. “It’s one thing to talk about hard times because of money, poverty, rough
upbringings, love pains, etc but it’s another completely revealing experience to
admit that you have battled with depression, suicidal thoughts, mental illness,
bullying and much more” says Malachi. “I thought it was important to tell this story
because so many people deal with these various issues behind closed doors and in
silence.” Rather than making the song have a depressing or dark mood, Malachi opted
to make an uplifting track about getting through in spite of your opposing
situation. “We deal with a lot of things in life but at the core of it all, Love Is
All we really need.”
Between now and the release of his new EP, Malachi is keeping busy with
collaborations including his track with singer/songwriter Coriology titled
“Drummerboy.” The song is apart of Coriology’s holiday classics EP titled
“Twas The Night.” He is also featured on the upcoming TuneCore Hip-Hop
compilation titled **_”The Spirit of Independent Hip-Hop,”_** which features 17
unsigned Hip-Hop artists. Malachi was chosen from thousands of artists to be
featured on this compilation and is definitely proud to see his work recognized by
others in the music industry.