Mega with her dazzling voice and stirring emotions takes UK soul into a new era, her empowerment, unguarded lyrics and subtle contemporary production proving the genre’s current scene with something new, but inspired by the live instrumentation of the genre’s roots. It’s a sound with a broad appeal, as evidenced by shows with artists as varied as Self Esteem, Angèle, Hozierand Nath
Mega explains, “Creating this video was lots of fun- each scene was a great opportunity to wear dresses and outfits that I definitely wouldn’t be wearing on a regular week day in the studio! But felt it super empowering in those outfits considering “Don’t Get Too Close” is an empowerment anthem and is about protecting your energy. It was great to be able to reflect that in the different scenes. I think protecting your energy is crucial to your mental and physical health. We give a lot of ourselves away every day and often it can be difficult to remove ourselves from negative distractions or situations in our lives. Seeing how far you’ve come is good fuel to continue on that that journey of honouring that. I wanted this video to feel fun and empowering and it was great to have the incredible dancers Lucy Gregory and Elisha Clarke creative some fun choreography in the choruses to be bring that to life.”
‘Don’t Get Too Close’ is striking an optimum balance between uplifting gospel exuberance and a sprightly production with radiant pop appeal, and positions Mega to make much bigger strides in the months ahead. While the warmth of the song’s sound entices newcomers into her world, its lyrics affirm a powerful declaration: if Mega isn’t welcoming you in, stay well away.
Mega adds, “At one point in our lives, sometimes more than often, we find ourselves in relationships which lead to thought patterns that can be deemed as quite toxic or unhealthy and this song is about protecting your energy. Protecting your energy is crucial to your mental and physical health as it is the ultimate determinant of our peace and happiness. We give a lot of ourselves away every day and often it can be difficult to remove ourselves from negative distractions or situations in our lives.”