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‘Colour Your World’ EP from Mega out now

‘Colour Your World’ arrives as a collection of expansive, explorative and empowering songs

Rising contemporary soul singer Mega has released her new EP ‘Colour Your World’ today, with focus single ‘If Not My Heart’ (stream here). To celebrate the EP release Mega will also be headlining London’s Omeara next week on 9th July 2022 (tickets here).

Much like rest of the tracks it features alongside on the new EP, the stunning and comforting ‘If Not My Heart’ is empowering, specifically addressing self trust and belief, and rising above doubt. Speaking further about the song Mega says “Often when we take on negative beliefs and opinions from others, they become our own. Learning to believe in yourself starts from within, blocking out the noise and negative voices of others and trusting and having faith in your own capabilities. This song is about the process of overcoming self-doubt and making courageous steps in the direction that we want to go in. Our opinions of ourselves are extremely powerful, and the one thing that truly matters when implementing change for ourselves.”

‘Colour Your World’ arrives as a collection of expansive, explorative and empowering songs that document Mega’s journey through self-acceptance, growth and healing; and the power that lies within. Speaking further about ‘Colour Your World’ Mega says “Life is so full of surprises and the unexpected, and it can be so difficult to navigate sometimes. I’ve called my EP ‘Colour Your World’ as colour plays a vitally important role in the world in which we live, it can influence thinking, change actions, and cause reactions. I see colour as my perspective, and this EP is a reminder to me of how important my perspective is of myself and my abilities. I hope this EP can empower people as much as creating it has empowered me.”

Having started her career singing in choirs in her native North London, Mega is cementing herself as one of the strongest and most mesmeric voices in London’s contemporary soul scene. After being selected as a finalist in MOBOs UnSung rising talent competition, her debut single ‘Chariot’ proved to be instantly impactful, amassing over 15 million combined streams and counting. Her 2020 debut EP ‘Future Me’ saw support across the board from the likes of BBC Radio 1, BRITs Sunday Spotlight, NME, The Independent, CLASH, Mahogany, Wonderland and more, and earlier this year she performed a sold-out headline show at London’s The Grace.

Mega writes in the vein of her musical inspirations including Amy Winehouse, Aretha Franklin, Nina Simone: from a place of heartbreaking honesty, something that she took from the time when she lost her voice for two years. She had promised herself that when she could sing again, she vowed to be as vulnerable and honest as she could with her music to truly say something important. “That period of my life really taught me to be as present and appreciative as possible, and I feel like I try to do that in the music that I put out. I’m just happy I can even sing.”

Inspired by her Ugandan heritage, Mega’s music intertwines influences like Afrigo Band with the powerful songstresses that inspire her lyrics. Whether her tracks are acoustic or more heavily instrumented, the focus for her is on the vocals, with the music taking its lead from her achingly honest lyricism. Exploring themes of self-esteem, self-love and growth, she carefully transforms these hefty topics into relatable and emotive remedies.