Following her stunning debut single 'I Don't Feel The Same', Leeds-based singer Malaika is back with a brand new soul/jazz tune.

'Stop For A Minute' is an addictive, slightly retro-sounding track that Malaika described as being "a very exciting song for me. I feel that I am getting closer to a sound that is true and unique to myself with this one." It was produced and co-written by Grammy-nominated songwriter John Beck and Let It Shine winner Curtis T Johns. Check it out in all its glory below, along with a short Q&A.

How would you describe yourself in 5 words?

Easy going, creative, curious, quiet, and fun.

When was the last time you tried something new?

Today, I tied coconut milk. It's really nice.

If a movie was made about your life, what actor/actress would play you and what would the film be called?

I don't really watch movies but it would defiantly be some kind of soppy romantic/uplifting storyline.

What is the worst thing your parents caught you doing as a kid?

To be honest I was a pretty chilled out child. I used to draw on walls a lot though.

What inspires you?

So many different things. I think mainly my friends and fellow female musicians who are breaking boundaries within the music industry.

What did you dream about last night?

That I was flying. Kind of weird but I dream that I am flying like over cities and stuff.

What’s your favourite album of all time?

That's a tough question. It would have to be Robert Glasper Black Radio 2.

What is love?


Lastly, what are you currently working on?

I am currently working on other projects. I play music for a lot of other bands which is really nice for a change sometimes.