Allison Mahal has released her song “Superego,” you can check it out here! Mahal wrote this song while dog-sitting in 2018. “The events that inspired this song happened the night before. The first verse and chorus came out on paper, but It wasn't where I wanted it. I went back to it weeks later and it clicked”. In January 2021, Allison released her first EP titled Me Now. In 2022, Mahal will be releasing her debut album titled Not Over This Yet, which she worked on with her friends and collaborators Van Isaacson and Sam Roller of Lovegrove Studios. “I want to take it (the debut album) to every city I can. I am so proud of these songs. I had the best time working on this record. I want as many eyes and ears to hear this (upcoming) album”.
A major influence of Mahal’s is Americana and Folk superstar Brandi Carlile. “I started looking up to her (Brandi) at a young age. I had no idea who she was at the time, but my mom loved (her song) “The Story” from a movie soundtrack. I am super inspired by what she stands for. I love her voice, stage presence”. Allison does not want to be labeled or tied to a certain genre. “I am not a country artist or an Americana artist. I am a singer-songwriter. I love writing my own music.”
Allison grew up outside of Chicago, Illinois and took piano as well as voice lessons as a kid. Her parents encouraged her to sign up for local talent shows. 6 years ago, Allison relocated to Nashville to attend Belmont University where she studied Music Business. “I was 18 and deciding on colleges. I knew I wanted to pursue music creatively because I didn't really know anything else other than music”. Mahal is a master songwriter as you can hear on some of her live songs on YouTube like “Autopilot” and “Not Over This Yet”. “I Push myself to be as genuine as possible when it comes to songwriting. If it doesn't feel right, I don't want to do it. Songs sometimes pour out of me but other times it can take months and months”.
While Allison is a musician, she also works in PR in the music industry. Mahal got into PR after college and loves it because it allows her to write and be around other artists. “While I am pursuing music, I'm full time in both (careers). Artists are so creative in all different ways and we are in a world where there is no reason why you can't do both. Ageism is such a thing in this industry and people think that you have to get your music out when young, but you can have a beautiful flourishing career. I hope my 20’s aren't the best years of my life because I hope the best is yet to come”
Stay in touch with Allison over Instagram at @allisonmahal for all announcements about her upcoming album and live shows.
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