Ella Mai Performs Sultry Medley of ‘DFMU,’ ‘Leave You On my own’ on ‘Fallon’
Ella Mai brought her peculiar label of throwback R&B to The Tonight Show Tuesday, performing a medley of single “DFMU” and “Leave You On my own.” Both songs seem on the British singer’s most up-to-date studio album, Heart on My Sleeve, which dropped earlier this month.
“DFMU” — which stands for “don’t fuck me up” — marks Mai’s first single since 2020’s “No longer Yet one more Like Track.” The music finds Mai pleading with a would-be lover, asking them to veil their factual emotions. “You bought me questionin’, what maintain you ever performed to me?,” she sings. “Changed into as soon as out of attain/In actuality feel comparable to you’re testin’ me, you’re the necessity/Stout courtroom press on me.”
Mai got her third Grammy Award nomination in 2020, alongside with her self-titled studio LP competing for Easiest R&B Album. Her debut single, “Boo’d Up,” netted the singer a Grammy fetch for Easiest R&B Track in 2019. The observe used to be also nominated for Track of the 365 days.
“R&B is now not ineffective,” the singer told Rolling Stone in a 2018 interview. “We are able to develop it mainstream all as soon as more. Clearly, folks love it.”