Mega Shares New Single “Let You Down”
August 25, 2023 BY Jason Currell
It’s a rare artist who can connect on a deeper, spiritual level. But for north Londoner Mega, this power comes as naturally as breathing; her voice and her words are full of compassion and hope for the world. Those traits have enamoured a growing audience, resulting in shows as guest to Self Esteem, Angèle, Hozier and Nathan Rateliff, as well as airplay across Radio 1, Radio 2 and Radio 5. After recently returning with ‘Don’t Get Too Close’, Mega now continues to lead UK soul into a new era with the new single ‘Let You Down’. Both tracks will feature on her upcoming third EP.
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Opening with a hypnotic guitar twang, ‘Let You Down’ is quickly elevated by chiming piano and graceful beats, but it’s Mega’s voice which makes the song what it is. Both uplifting and tender, heartfelt and inspirational, her vocal expresses the reminder that there are so many occasions in which we should trust not only our instincts, but also our inner self-confidence.
Mega says, “Among all the noise and madness of life, sometimes it can be difficult to identify our own voices, or to hear what that inner voice is saying, particularly whilst attempting to block out the noise and negative voices of others. When we feel lost it can be particularly difficult to have faith in our own capabilities. ‘Let You Down’ is a reminder that voice never leaves us and to trust yourself.”
‘Let You Down’ was produced by Mega and Ed Riches (Bilal), and they wrote the song with Alex Davies (Galantis).
Mega first found her voice joining an opera choir when she was 8-years-old, but later developed her passion for singing when she joined a gospel choir at a local youth club St. Mary’s, which counts Leona Lewis and Little Simz among its alumni. By the time she was in her early teens, she had already met with producers so when the time came to leave secondary school, the stage was set. Mega was ready to launch her music career. Of course, life rarely turns out the way we planned. Mega had been performing when she sensed something was wrong. She tried to forget about it. But a few weeks later, the problems she was experiencing with her voice intensified, and suddenly she was passed from one medical expert to the next – eventually learning that she might never be able to sing again.
Rather than let herself fall apart, though, Mega chose to find a new path. She went to university to study psychology, learning that she was passionate about other pursuits than singing. It took two years before Mega was able to sing again, and when that time came, it felt as though she was re-learning everything she’d known about her own voice. Her debut single ‘Chariot’ instantly announced her talents, with a testament to finding beauty after pain, and celebrating the joy in second chances.
Mega’s UK and European tour gets underway next month, and its London show has been upscaled to Hoxton Hall after the initial date at The Lower Third rapidly sold-out. Tickets for the shows, listed below, are available HERE.
13th Sept – Berlin, DE @ Berghain Kantine
16th Sept – Paris, FR @ Pop Up!
17th Sept – Amsterdam, NL @ Cinetol (SOLD OUT)
9th Oct – Brighton, UK @ Green Store Door
10th Oct – London, UK @ Hoxton Hall (SOLD OUT)
11th Oct – Manchester, UK @ YES
12th Oct – Bristol, UK @ The Louisiana
13th Oct – Newcastle, UK @ Xerox
15th Oct – Leeds, UK @ Oporto