Mega Shares New Single “Moment For You”
October 20, 2023 BY Emma Orland
The rising UK soul star Mega is making waves in all the right way as she prepares to release her third EP. Her recent tracks ‘Don’t Get Too Close’ and ‘Let You Down’ have put her back in the spotlight, while her live performances have included a European headline tour (featuring an upgraded and sold-out London show at Hoxton Hall) as well as a full UK and Ireland tour as special guest to Self Esteem.
Mega now takes the next step as she shares her brand new single ‘Moment For You’. It’s a paean for stepping outside of life’s stresses – the pressures, the deadlines, the seemingly endless notifications and niggly demands upon your time – and to take the time to recharge. Appropriately enough, ‘Moment For You’ feels like a soothing moment of meditation, with Mega’s reassuring vocal style bringing a moment to solemnity to your day with the assistance of warm gospel backing vocals, gentle acoustic guitar, and pianos twinkling away deep in the production. Ultimately ‘Moment For You’ provides three minutes of serene salvation from the world around us. Listen HERE and below.
Mega says, “‘Moment For You’ is about giving ourselves permission to pause – especially when life gets a little overwhelming. It can be difficult to find stillness in a world of chaos, but it is so important to take time for ourselves: to find clarity, to take a deep breath and to remember what that is for you. You deserve stillness (a little break).”
Mega wrote and co-produced ‘Moment For You’ with its producer, Tom Fuller (Tom Walker), and Joel Baker. It was mixed by Nathan Boddy (PinkPantheress, Priya Ragu).
She co-wrote all five songs that will feature on her upcoming EP, a project that’s united by themes of celebrating where you are at this moment in your life. It features further collaborators in the shape of Ed Riches (Bilal), Alex Davies (Galantis), Jez Ashurst (Maisie Peters), Jonny Hockings (Mimi Webb), Jojo Mukeza (Stormzy), Adam Argyle (Becky Hill) and Martin Brammer (James Bay).
Mega’s previous EPs, ‘Future Me’ and ‘Colour My World’, instigated a first wave of attention for the north London artist, leading to airplay at Radio 1, Radio 2, Radio 5 and most recently a live performance on Radio 4. She has also played shows with further major names such as Angèle, Hozier and Nathaniel Rateliff.
And yet Mega’s career in music was almost over before it began. At the very outset she started to experience troubles with her voice and despite going from doctor-to-doctor, a cure proved to be elusive. Instead she went to university to study psychology, during which time extensive rest as well as steady recuperation with the help of a voice therapist got her back on track.
Mega’s early musical passions were two-fold: on one hand the vibrant sounds of her parents’ Ugandan heritage; and on the other, artists such as Amy Winehouse, Aretha Franklin and Lauryn Hill who all demonstrated that exemplary talent, unguarded vulnerabilities and pure authenticity could be so inspiring. She joined a gospel choir at the local youth club St. Mary’s, before collaborating with producers on her own music in her teens. Now it’s Mega’s moment.