24-year-old singer and songwriter Mahalia is accompanied by rising artist Cat Burns for the “In The Club (Remix).” The track is originally by Mahalia and was released in late April. The Alternative R&B/soul artist is known for chill R&B hits, “What You Did,” “I Wish I Missed My Ex,” “Sober,” and more. Mahalia was born in the U.K. and began singing at an early age. Her biggest hits utilize interpolations from WSTRN, Cam’ron, Mary J. Blige and others. Her latest track “In The Club” interpolates lyrics and melodies from 50 Cent’s No. 1 hit record “In Da Club” released in 2003.
Interpolation Of “In Da Club” by 50 Cent
In detail, the chorus of Mahalia’s “In The Club” goes,
“Don’t come find me in the club
Bottle full of bub’
That’s because you made a mess and it can’t be undone”
While in the chorus of “In Da Club,” 50 Cent raps,
“You can find me in the club, bottle full of bub’
Look, mami, I got the X if you into takin’ drugs
I’m into havin’ sex, I ain’t into makin’ love”
Meaning Behind “In The Club” by Mahalia ft. Cat Burns
“In The Club (Remix)” by Mahalia featuring Cat Burns released on July 29th, arrives two months after her EP Letter To Ur Ex. Firstly, the track upholds themes discussed in the original “In Da Club,” like how people treat artists differently after they gain mainstream success. People see Mahalia’s success and will show fake love in hopes of getting a piece of it. They want to associate themselves with Mahalia, but she sees right through them and won’t forget how they treated her in the past. The singer will gladly leave your party to go drink in the club.
Secondly, the track sonically includes piano keys throughout, along with guitar and bass as the track progresses. The acoustic remix of “In The Club” adds to the vulnerability of the lyrics and makes the track feel more somber. Mahalia and Cat Burns’ chemistry is undeniable on the track as their delicate vocal tones blend perfectly.
Lastly, the second verse features Cat Burns soft vocals discussing her tight circle of friends. She surrounds herself with friends that don’t care for superficial things, and do not value social status or fame. The singer can read people and she’s sensitive to other people’s energy. Burns is aware that some people have intentions of using her fame for their own benefit.
Importantly, the world was introduced to Cat Burns when her single “go” went viral on TikTok. Her smooth effortless vocal tone and delivery caught the attention of popular artists like Sam Smith. Smith went on to join Cat for the remix of “go.” They performed the collaboration track on The Late Late Show With James Corden.