Mega has shared her first release of 2023 with the new single Don’t Get Too Close, brimming with gospel and pop notes.
The track finds Mega offering a welcome into her world that comes with a warning. As she explains, “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. ‘Don’t Get Too Close’ is an empowerment anthem, and an encouragement to continue on that journey of honouring and protecting your space and personal growth.”
Mega wrote the song alongside producer Jonny Hockings with additional production from Jojo Mukeza and mixing from Nathan Boddy.
Her debut single Chariot made an instant impact, leading to further support including the BRITs Sunday Spotlight, NME and The Independent. Her debut EP ‘Future Me’ arrived during lockdown, but last year’s follow-up Colour My World provided the next step towards more regular live shows, with a sold-out headline set at Omeara arriving alongside her high-profile support slots. She credits all-time greats as inspirations, notably Amy Winehouse, Aretha Franklin, Nina Simone, Lauryn Hill and Whitney Houston.
image of Mega courtesy Jennifer McCord