WORDS BY ISABELLA ROSS
Making her dazzling debut into the Aussie music scene Mia Wray has garnered instant national recognition with her single Work For Me. Opening with powerful acapella vocals, Mia introduces this track as a personal conversation. Welcoming listeners into her mind, she reminds us that we are worthy of respect and succeeding in the face of adversity.
Mia flips the narrative of employees so often feeling indebted to their employers by recognising her worth and being unafraid to voice her plans for future success. Building to an anthemic crescendo, Work For Me embodies rebellion the feeling to fighting for what we know is right. Mia has shown us incredibly mature and soul filled vocals in this track, she is not here to mess around. Her minimal use of instrumentation gave Work For Me the perfect platform to showcase raw talent that will undoubtedly leave you feeling capable of following your passions.
Fans of Meg Mac’s vocals and Florence & the Machine’s power need to ready their playlists for this one. My first listen of Work For Me took me back to Lorde’s 2013 debut with Royals, stripped bare unapologetically reclaiming her place in this world as a woman of power.
After a first spin on triple j’s 2020 with Richard Kingsmill last Sunday evening, praise has flooded in for this debut. At just 24 years old, Mia is representing Melbourne as a soul filled city with a creative industry just waiting to kick back in to life after lockdown is over. Although her sound has quickly been likened to some queens of the industry Mia is most definitely carving out her own place in this space.
Work for me is now available for streaming everywhere