March 3, 2020 at 4:33 pm PST | by John Paul King
Malia Civetz debuts single and video for ‘Broke Boy’

Malia Civetz (Photo credit: Dennis Leupold)

Rising star Malia Civetz has officially become a major label recording star with the release of “Broke Boy,” her debut single from Warner Records.

The track features Civetz’ traffic-stopping voice set against a bold backdrop of piano and hard-hitting handclaps, as she wails out the admission, “I love my broke boy…there’s no credit card that’s gonna buy my heart, cuz I gave it all to a broke boy.”

The song comes with an accompanying video, premiered by Paper Magazine, which vividly brings the song to life with soul and sass as the self-described “self-positive, sex-positive and body-positive” singer cruises in a classic car surrounded by her “broke boys,”  taking over downtown Los Angeles in an effort to show that “love doesn’t cost a thing.”

The songstress, who is putting the finishing touches on her debut EP for Warner, initially made wav es on the independent single “Champagne Clouds” after joining up with powerhouse songwriter Ross Golan and producer and songwriter J Kash and onto their label, Friends With Pens. When Ryan Seacrest debuted the track on his KIIS FM show, “On Air With Ryan,” he predicted, “You’re going to hear about Malia—a lot.” It also gained support from pop icon Taylor Swift, who championed the song on her Apple Music and Spotify “Favorite Songs” playlists, helping it generate over 2 million streams. Her follow-up, “Little Victories,” leaped past the 3 million mark as she joined JoJo on the North American “Leaks, Covers, and Mixtapes” tour.

Civetz’ press material calls her, “a confident and charismatic woman” who “struts up to a microphone and brings the house down with an earth-quaking voice, head-turning lyrics and sass and swagger to spare,” and who “pushes buttons by way of powerhouse vocal delivery, sharp songwriting and a thoughtful overarching message,” an “equally ponderous, provocative, passionate and compelling” personality who “asserts herself and presents a new female pop paradigm.”

You can watch the video below.

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