Haviah Mighty is back with a new single, “Huh,” a dancey, breakup track which places the Canadian rapper’s knack for emotional expression at the center of a ready-for-the-club beat. Stream the song below.
Taking stylistic cues from dancehall, “Huh” balances Haviah’s hard-hitting flow with moments of bubbling, rhythmic goodness. As the lyrics “It’s a shame you let me down/ the way you did” shine through glitched-out vocal processing, the underlying pulse of the backbeat chugs on, creating a symbolic tension of sorts.
“‘Huh’ is a tale of disappointment following the narration of a desperate lover who is losing the love of their life, and vowing to change to reverse it all,” Haviah explained in a press statement. “Desperate to go back to how it was, they’re taking responsibility for the incompatibility, and suffering a mind/body separation of sorts where their mind is wrapped up in the traumatic loss, unable to escape, but their body is free and has been let loose. They are living in two spaces, two worlds, and trying to return to perceived ‘stability,’ where ironically, what they want to return to, is the most unstable thing in their life.”
Fresh off the release, Havia is set to hit the road for a string of dates, including a run opening for Sampa the Great later this month, after which she’ll head to Canada for some headlining slots. Check out the full list of dates below and grab your tickets for her shows opening for Sampa here.
Haviah Mighty 2023 Tour Dates:
06/03 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Pittsburgh Pride Revolution at Allegheny Commons Park
06/04 – Washington, DC @ Club 9:30 ~
06/06 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza ~
06/07 – Boston, MA @ Royale ~
06/12 – Toronto, ON @ The Axis Club ~
06/14 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall ~
06/16 – Markham, ON @ Markham Village Music Festival
06/23 – Calgary, AB @ Sled Island Music Festival
06/24 – Hamilton, ON @ Fresh Up R&B Festival 2023
06/25 – Toronto, ON @ TD Toronto Jazz Fest 2023
07/22 – Dolni Vitkovice, Ostrava, CZ @ Colours of Ostrava 2023
~ = w/ Sampa the Great