Miiesha makes her return with powerful new single ‘Damaged’

Her first new release since her critically-acclaimed debut album 'Nyaaringu'

Woorabinda singer-songwriter Miiesha has released her first bout of new music of 2021 thus far, with new single ‘Damaged’.

‘Damaged’, a song which Miiesha calls her “most personal yet”, marks her first release since her critically-acclaimed debut collection of songs ‘Nyaaringu’.

‘Damaged’ was produced by 6LACK collaborator LUCIANBLOMKAMP, and the music video, directed by Joey Hunter, stars members of Miiesha’s family.

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Watch the music video for ‘Damaged’ below.

“‘Damaged’ is my most personal song yet, and the most painful for me,” Miiesha said of the song in a press statement.

“It is a song about the broken relationship I have with my mother, and how much I have wanted it to heal, and how much I have tried to fix it, only to find myself hurting more.”

‘Nyaaringu’, released last year, ranked at #1 on NME‘s list of best Australian albums of 2020.

“[U]ltimately, she centres culture, family and selfhood,” NME‘s Cyclone Wehner wrote of the album.

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“‘Nyaaringu’ is truthful, empowering and poetic. Young’s songs are interconnected by recordings of her late grandmother’s insights…[reclaiming] her identity as she explores the contradictions of resilience.”

‘Nyaaringu’ also saw Miiesha walk away as the big winner from the 2021 Queensland Music Awards, taking home the Indigenous, Soul/Funk/R&B and Remote awards.

This weekend, she’ll appear on the forthcoming episode of The Set alongside Lime Cordiale.

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