Malihini is Giampaolo Speziale and Federica Caiozzo met in early 2015 in Rome and, in what Federica describes as a "moment of surrender", decided to start making music together on a road trip through Austria, Germany and Poland. The duo gathered thirty improvised musical ideas and spent eight days recording with their friend and drummer Alberto Paone in a Roman studio.
In June of this year, Giampaolo and Federica decided to break from their previous musical incarnations and moved from Rome to London, taking with them a hard drive of songs, a battered suitcase and vinyl copies of Nick Drake's Five Leaves Left and Stevie Wonder's Hotter Than July. Settling in Camberwell, initially the house of an Egyptologist, they set about mixing the songs, the first fruits of which is the single 'Waiting'.
Built around a simple Korg MS2000 synth refrain and featuring both Federica and Giampaolo on shared lead vocals, 'Waiting' takes us through the minds of a wrongly accused death row inmate and his lover who's become delusional, lost in a dreamworld.