Mabel releases new single Boyfriend and explains its message of self-empowerment

The singer-songwriter releases her first new music since winning her first BRIT Award earlier this month.

Fresh from her BRIT Awards win for Best British Female, Mabel has released her new single, called Boyfriend. 

The singer-songwriter explained that the track has a message of self-empowerment, tweeting that "wanting someone in your life doesn't mean you can't still be dat bitchh".

Boyfriend was co-written by pop hitmakers and Kamille and Steve Mac, who worked with Mabel on her big hits Don't Call Me Up and Mad Love. 

The song appears to interpolate the hook from Blue Boy's dance hit Remember Me, a Top 10 single in 1997 that itself samples Woman Of The Ghetto by '60s soul singer Marlena Shaw. 

The music video for Boyfriend sees Mabel creating her ideal man in an underground lab: 

So far Mabel has landed six Top 40s on the Official UK Singles Chart, three of which reached the Top 10. View Mabel's Official Chart history in full.