Woorabinda singer-songwriter Miiesha has announced her debut collection of songs, ‘Nyaaringu’.
‘Nyaaringu’, which is Pitjantjatjara for ‘What Happened’, will be released May 29. It will feature the artist’s 2019 breakout single, ‘Black Privilege’.
Miiesha has also revealed her brand-new single today (February 28), ‘Twisting Words’. Listen to it below.
According to a press release, ‘Nyaaringu’ tells stories about Miiesha’s life, her community and her people. Her grandmother has interludes throughout the nine-track project, which represents knowledge being passed down from elders to younger generations.
“For me [‘Nyaaringu’] represents my journey and where I’m at now coming from Woorabinda,” Miiesha said in the statement.
Speaking of her grandmother, Miiesha added that “she was and always will stay with me as the strongest voice in my life, so I felt she had to be a part of this with me.”
“I want to use my life experience to share stories that bring people together and help people understand my community,” she continued. “It’s in my nature to want to create things and music is the way I feel I can express myself.”
Last month, Miiesha performed during the Brisbane stop of St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival. The singer is also set to appear at Splendour In The Grass this July.