Premiere: Shaznay Lewis Drafts Shola Ama And General Levy For “Good Mourning”

The third track to be lifted from her impending new album, ‘Pages’.

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Shaznay Lewis, the former All Saint and now Queen Midas of pop and R&B, is back with news of her first solo album in 20 years: Pages.

Ahead of the album’s release on May 17, she launched into the rollout with “Miracle” and “Kiss Of Life”, and now she’s back with third single, “Good Mourning”, which features two other legends, Shola Ama and General Levy, on the assist.

Shaznay boasts an impressive CV that includes writing credits on All Saints hits “Pure Shores”, “Bootie Call” and “Never Ever”, as well as hits for Little Mix and her own stack of solo gems. “Good Mourning” cranks things up a gear and suggests she’ll be adding a few more hits to her list when the album lands.

A preemptive strike against heartbreak, the track is a vow to never compromise nor sell yourself short in a relationship. Written with Ali Tennant, Celeste collaborator Ben Cullum, General Levy and the track’s producer, Grammy-nominated Michael Angelo, it’s a soulful dance-pop banger with just a hint of a breakbeat kick to keep it moving.

Explaining the hook, Shaznay shares: “The chorus is, ‘I don’t want to be lonely,’ it is laying out the rules of what you don’t want. We all want to be loved, but sometimes we sacrifice love and can end up feeling loneliness within a relationship. It’s about finding happiness through self-love and the understanding of self-worth.”

Released alongside the track is the video from director Oscar J Ryan who sets the trio against a stark monochrome backdrop.

Speaking exclusively to Complex, Shaznay adds: “I loved working with director Oscar J Ryan on the video for ‘Good Mourning’. I wrote it with Michael Angelo and Ali Tenant, and it was a pleasure to have my dear friend, Shola Ama, and the incredible General Levy join me on this song.”

Ahead of her headline show at Jazz Cafe on May 14 and the album drop on May 17, hit play on the video up top and then add “Good Mourning” to your playlists.

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