Malak

Malak

 Ottawa, Ontario, CAN
BandPopElectronic

“Malak filled the room with her incredible, multi-octave voice, accompanying herself on keyboards to a song that evoked the epic scope of Lady Gaga mixed with the artistic sensibility of Kate Bush. The emotion in her voice was spine-tingling.” - Lynn Saxberg, Ottawa Citizen.
Malak released her debut EP in January 2016 and has since released 7 videos, her latest being a live video with Ottawa music initiative, “Shot in the Dark”, which has received over 90k views on Facebook.

Biography

“Malak filled the room with her incredible, multi-octave voice, accompanying herself on keyboards to a song that evoked the epic scope of Lady Gaga mixed with the artistic sensibility of Kate Bush. The emotion in her voice was spine-tingling.” - Lynn Saxberg, Ottawa Citizen.

Raised in Egypt, and now calling Ottawa home, Malak was immersed in diverse musical influences from a young age. Drawing from her multicultural heritage, she has developed a sound fusing orchestral and electronic pop into a captivating and accessible style.

Since winning multiple vocal competitions throughout Egypt and Europe, including Greece, Germany and Italy, Malak has turned her youthful passion for music into a flourishing music career. At 21, Malak is completing a degree in music performance and songwriting at Carleton University and has garnered many accolades for her songwriting and musicianship.

Malak has participated in Ottawa based initiatives such as Ballads for Ballots, opening for Jim Bryson, and Girls to the Front, as well as hosting charity concerts for the Inner Wheel Club of Ottawa and the CNIB.

Since releasing her debut EP, Circus, in winter of 2016, and has since released a further six live video performances. Her latest live video of her original Rule the World, recorded with Ottawa initiative “Shot in the Dark”, has received over 90,000 views in Canada, the US, Egypt and the Emirates from current and new listeners.

Most recently Malak performed at Ottawa's 2017 international music industry conference, Megphono Festival, and is currently recording newest album. She will be playing Ottawa Grassroots Fest and RBC Bluesfest this year.

Lyrics

Mannequin

Written By: Malak

I'm miss can I have tapioca in my mocha please,
Miss do you mind stepping out if my selfie
Factory standard, I’m the answer
I can handle pressure yes sir
Lay it all down on me
I’m dtf for my success
‘Cause I’ve got a talent the world should see so

Give me your waist, give me a taste
Give me a reason why I should walk away
A kind kiss, can't be missed so
Pucker up those plastic lips

I want to be envied, call me a mannequin and undress me
I've got that surgical charm, perfect with my fickle heart
See my molded face glowing in the cameras
‘Cause we pretty babes have our work cut out for us

You can't help running that pretty mouth
‘Cause you know that you're well endowed
But you're a queen bee you'll be shunned
‘Cause you can't stay forever young
You're oh so sexy
But you won't always be fresh meat
You're a queen bee you'll be shunned

Sign here, get famous
Don't forget you owe some favours
A kind kiss, I won't miss, no
Not when it's fresh like this

I want to be envied, call me a mannequin and undress me
I've got that surgical charm, perfect with my fickle heart
See my molded face glowing in the cameras
‘Cause we pretty babes have our work cut out for us

Well here I am, doing what I can
I'll dance for my webcam if you share me on instagram

I want to be envied, call me a mannequin and undress me
I've got that surgical charm, perfect with my fickle heart
See my molded face glowing in the cameras
‘Cause we pretty babes have our work cut out for us

Circus

Written By: Malak

Life means nothing without some magic friends, faithless magic friends
That fill your head.
Our tamer kept our heads down, but things are different now
He was found dead.

All of his lions are out, and they’re chasing us all about.
They have their reasons for changing the seasons but treason is not what we found.
We used to cope so well, back when we rode carousels
Round and round and back we went before we lost ourselves

It's a circus tonight
We're juggling evils left and right, feeding our vanities to the bite
Of the snake inside
It's a circus tonight
Acrobats dancing in our eyes, misshapen and energized
They free us

When I heard the clown was into me, I tried to flee, retrieve my head
But he lured me back in, with balloons and colours and sin
Yeah he's homicidal but he hides it all under his crafty smile
He leaves little unsaid, calls me his lady in red
My rational head says he wants me dead but we're the best of friends

It's a circus tonight
We're juggling evils left and right, feeding our vanities to the bite
Of the snake inside
It's a circus tonight
Acrobats dancing in our eyes, misshapen and energized
They free us

We've animated some happy for you, you might find a glitch in it or two
It's yours now, not really up to you.

It's a circus tonight
We're juggling evils left and right, feeding our vanities to the bite
Of the snake inside
It's a circus tonight
Acrobats dancing in our eyes, misshapen and energized
They free us
It's a circus tonight
Why should we even compromise, boundaries are all out of sight.
It’s a circus tonight
I can’t come down from this high, I’ll be the ringmaster tonight.

Greed

Written By: Malak

I down a cup of money, sweet with greed baby
Diabetic energetic swing

I race around avoiding alleyways of better days
When I needed simpler things

Seek no duller than million dollar men
Sharp and colourless
That accept no less than a small summer dress
On a marble princess

I'm drunk with want, high off of my youth and time
Cheat on my honey, never could love me right
I sold my soul to my growing greed, because more is all I'll never need

Minimalistic fanatics won't pacify us addicts
We want everything
We are hungry folk, always steal and never broke
We want everything

Seek no duller than million dollar men
Sharp and colourless
That accept no less than a small summer dress
On a marble princess

I'm drunk with want, high off of my youth and time
Cheat on my honey, never could love me right
I sold my soul to my growing greed, because more is all I'll never need

Ten karat rocks in my jewellery box
One on each finger so that everyone talks
I starve, I gorge on a poor mans store
Jesus bless my veins, undo my chains

I down shots of freedom so fast you won't see them
I feel hem wake me up inside

I'm drunk with want, high off of my youth and time
Cheat on my honey, never could love me right
I sold my soul to my growing greed, because more is all I'll never need

Sam Wants a Bang

Written By: Malak

Don't be afraid of mistakes you made
Work in tandem with the program and be safe
If fairness is what you need, lawyers will sing you to sleep
Fill your belly with hot gossip and deceit

Sam wants a bang before he goes out
Pull all your bruised egos out
Says he’ll make it fun and clean
Just loosen those skinny jeans

We'll be sitting ringside watching you enjoy the night
Call us immoral but there's no justice at this table

There can be no fun with no smoking gun
But you're so righteous that it might just get you one

That only Sam can buy, you should see this guy
Make your heart flutter like a butterfly

Sam wants a bang before he goes out
Pull all your bruised egos out.
Says it he'll make it fun and clean
Just loosen those skinny jeans

There’s no justice at this
There’s no justice at this table

Sam wants a bang before he goes out
Pull all your bruised egos out.
Says it he'll make it fun and clean
Just loosen those skinny jeans

Sam wants a bang before he goes out

Owe You

Written By: Malak

I amount to nothing more than I owe you
Limited to what I can show you

I am a white page, so empty so hungry
Ravenous for words only sated by you.
My meager demeanor is cured only by your resistance to witness my pain

Now they call me old, they call me insane
They say I should find another way to occupy my aging velcro mind

I amount to nothing more than I owe you
Limited to what I can show you
I am rigid, I have no flow you can already tell
My chords begin to swell when I speak

I am hollow so I follow my one idol.
I should pacify aching lust for you but I never will.
But I will reply when you call my name, my eyes are a window my body a frame
My blood so blue I could repaint the whole sky

I amount to nothing more than I owe you
Limited to what I can show you
I am rigid, I have no flow you can already tell
My chords begin to swell when I speak

My last full lung I will keep on my tongue
Until you exhale yours

I amount to nothing more than I owe you
Limited to what I can show you
I am rigid, I have no flow you can already tell
My chords begin to swell when I speak

Rule The World

Written By: Malak

Your absent innocence caught me by the heart
'Cause you're relentless try too hard
So you've found love in the glossy girls
Say you'll make it big in this world

Well let me be the one you want
Just show me how to turn you on
Show me how to turn you on

You can rule the world, it won't love you like I do
Love you like I do
You can rule the world, it won't love you like I do
Love you like I do

So I'm too tame to be your type
Well, you're just too young to decide
It drives me crazy how you won't obey me
Rather do the fame thing than stay and be my baby

Well let me be the one you want
Just show me how to turn you on
Show me how to turn you on

You can rule the world, it won't love you like I do
Love you like I do
You can rule the world, it won't love you like I do
Love you like I do

You think I'm just scared of being alone
baby I'm fine with you leave just as long as you know
As long as you know

You can rule the world, it won't love you like I do
Love you like I do
You can rule the world, it won't love you like I do
Love you like I do

Surrender

Written By: Malak

Danger is a crime
I pick my battles right
And I win every time

You chip my armour
When you pull me closer
Win me with your whispers

I put my hands up, I got nothing to lose
I put my hands up, I surrender to you

I surrender, I surrender, I surrender, ooh
I surrender, I surrender, I surrender, surrender to you

Tipsy but I'm alright
Kiss me and I feel like
I'm safe through the night

You scare and sedate me
Always animate me
You orchestrate my heartbeat

I put my hands up, I got nothing to lose
I put my hands up, I surrender to you

I surrender, I surrender, I surrender, ooh
I surrender, I surrender, I surrender, surrender to you

My history doesn't bode so well
Spent all this time guarding myself
I put my hands up, I got nothing to lose
I put my hands up, I surrender to you

I surrender, I surrender, I surrender, ooh
I surrender, I surrender, I surrender, surrender to you

Discography

Circus EP