Meet Mahad, a 23-year-old poet hailing from the vibrant city of Stockholm, where the cold streets and eclectic atmosphere have become the backdrop to his evolving artistic journey. As a writer turned singer, Mahad draws his creative fuel from the twists and turns of his sometimes tumultuous love life.
Growing up in a non-musical Ugandan family, Mahad found solace and inspiration in the constant presence of music, a force that permeated his home with its loud and diverse melodies. MTV, with its vast array of music genres, became his musical playground. Spending entire days immersing himself in a plethora of musical styles left an indelible mark on Mahad’s artistic sensibility, shaping the unique sound that defines his music today.
Reflecting on his artistic evolution, Mahad shares, “I’ve always been writing, and I’d confidently name poetry as my first love and music as the second one, where songwriting became the love child between the two. Writing songs and making music in my bedroom is where I feel my truly happiest.”
Having experienced the highs and lows of love in London, Mahad found himself captivated by the city’s allure, only to later grapple with heartbreak. This emotional rollercoaster became the crucible for his songwriting, transforming it into a deeply personal narrative. For Mahad, writing became more than just a creative outlet; it became a profound means to navigate and express his complex emotions.
As his voice intertwines with his poetic musings, Mahad’s music seamlessly weaves between the lines of alternative R&B and pop. His songs, born from the depths of his experiences, create a musical landscape that resonates with those who appreciate authenticity and vulnerability in art. Mahad’s journey from poet to singer unveils a promising artist whose music not only reflects his personal stories but also invites listeners into a world where love, life, and creativity intersect.