MIIESHA Brings a Message of Strength with New Single/Video “Damaged”

Posted by on May 17, 2021

R&B singer-songwriter Miiesha is known for music that “captures the complexity of the individual Indigenous experience through universally appealing songs” (ABC Australia) and today, she returns with “Damaged”, an unabashedly vulnerable take on intergenerational trauma and grief.  Produced by LUCIANBLOMKAMP (6lack) with vocal production from Simon Cohen (Justin Beiber), “Damaged” showcases the depth of Miiesha’s soulful vocals and ability to convey the intricacies of the human experience, taking listeners on a deep dive into the pain and disconnect that accompanies familial loss.

Released alongside the single, is the stunningly cinematic visual for “Damaged”. Featuring images of Miiesha’s real family (her brothers, sister, and aunt), viewers are given an intimate look into a family’s struggle as they wrestle with feelings of grief, each member doing so in their own unique way. 

In the visual project, Miiesha is faced with the difficulty of letting go after losing her grandmother, who is symbolically represented as the car she’s sitting in–damaged itself and unable to help carry the family forward. Despite the turbulence of the family’s mourning and each of their individual struggles, when the chorus hits, the conflict ends and dancing begins. Miiesha explains this shift “shows that you cannot break away from your family, your bloodline, your connection, no matter how much pain lies between you.” Ultimately realizing that despite this she must overcome, reclaim her power and find her own way to move forward for herself.

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