Last month, award-winning artist, DJ and producer Haviah Mighty dropped her powerful and highly-anticipated full length album, Crying Crystals.
Haviah Mighty didn’t need to change her birth name when she decided to dedicate her career to music, and she has the talent and charisma to carry the super star moniker. Haviah has spent a lifetime developing her skills as a songwriter, vocalist, producer, and performer, culminating in a style of profound introspection and incisive socio-political critique. 2019 saw Haviah earn break-out success with her album, 13th Floor, making her the first hip-hop artist and the first Black woman to win the Polaris Music Prize, celebrating the Best Canadian Album of the Year – but Mighty didn’t stop there. With her JUNO Award-winning mixtape
Crying Crystals was co-executive produced by Haviah and Amir Jamm, Crying Crystals sees Haviah turn inward, thematically exploring the emotional journey one takes during a tumultuous relationship, with each song representing a different emotional stage throughout that journey.
“A lot of my previous works have been observational in nature; me finding my perspective on what I perceive within society, and reflecting on that,” Haviah shares. “Because of this, I’ve created a lot of politically-charged music, tackling concepts larger than, and outside of myself. With this project, I went inward – leading to a huge amount of personal and internal growth over the past year. This project documents the emotional journey experienced through a long-winded and tumultuous relationship – the toxic thoughts, the moments and realities of a failing relationship – from the beginning of the end, to the end.”
CRYING CRYSTALS TRACKLIST:
1. Snowfall Ft. Zach Zoya (Confusion)
2. Lil Baby Ft. Zach Zoya (Denial)
3. Stress Free (Sadness)
4. Huh (Disappointment)
5. Sensational Ft. Jess B (Frustration)
6. Boundaries (Guilt)
7. Main Character (Anger)
8. Honey Bun (Flawed Confidence)
9. Zoom Zoom Ft. Omega Mighty (Relapse)
10. Room Service (Bargaining)
11. All The Time (Acceptance)
12. Manifest It Ft. Jean Deaux (Real Confidence)
Mighty pushes forward continuing to carve out spaces that boldly defy gendered expectations for women in hip-hop. Unyielding and irresistible – Haviah Mighty will be heard around the world.