They’re the vivacious trio who moved from backing singers to front-and-centre stars at Melodifestivalen 2020. And now, after a life-changing year that saw them top the Swedish charts, The Mamas — that’s Loulou LaMotte, Ash Haynes and Dinah Yonas Manna — are reminding their followers to “Touch the Sky”.

Pared back with a hint of church pulpit, the soul and gospel group preach self-belief and perseverance, all delivered with those instantly recognisable vocals. The emphasis here isn’t on hitting the big notes or working their famous harmonies. It’s about sharing a simple message, but one worth repeating: You can rise above!

As they sing: “Life can be a little bit scary, but you’ve got what it takes to thrive, gotta know, gotta know, yes I know you can fly, so touch the sky.”

The Mamas release new single “Touch the Sky”

Mama Ash co-wrote the song with Jonas Thander, who has written for Ariana Grande (“Greedy”), Demi Lovato (“Confident”) and Sergey Lazarev (“Lucky Stranger”). It’s produced by Melodifestivalen 2013 winner Robin Stjernberg (“You”).

“‘Touch the Sky’ is about always believing in yourself and reaching for all of your dreams and aspirations,” The Mamas said in a statement.

“We all have a purpose in life and once you tap into the power you have within, you’ll realize that you can do absolutely anything you’ve set your mind and heart on! It’s about seeing yourself as your own hero because in the grand scheme of things, you’re in control of your feelings and actions, through the good and the bad!”

It comes from their upcoming EP Tomorrow is Waiting, which drops on September 25. The EP includes their previous single “Let It Be”. And don’t worry: it also features three original solo songs by each member, which will show their individual musical inspirations. They have also co-written most of the tracks on the EP, and the songs has been produced by Joy Deb, Herman Gardarfve and Robin Stjernberg.

“Tomorrow is Waiting” track list — The Mamas

01. Touch The Sky
02. You Got Me – Loulou
03. Let It Be
04. The Lows – Dinah
05. Whitney In The 80’s – Ash
06. Tomorrow Is Waiting

What do you think of their latest song? Are you hoping they’ll make a run for Melodifestivalen 2021? Let us know what you’re thinking in the comments box below!


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3 years ago

Great single. They have really found their sound!