Single review: Empara Mi – WYGD

Kim X

Vada Magazine staff writer and daydreamer.
Kim X

Avant-garde artist Empara Mi has released her brand new single ‘WYGD’, which premiered with Wonderland yesterday.

The song is a dramatic statement of self-empowerment. It uses dark electronics to underscore her powerful vocal and addresses self-worth and breaking free from those who hold her back.

Regarding the single, Empara Mi says, ‘One day I realised I was done. Done being the good girl with the bad guy. Done with putting myself in positions I wasn’t proud of and doing things I knew weren’t right. Done with knowing the only power I had was right after they’d make a mistake. Done with being told ‘if you leave me…’ Turns out I didn’t need anyone to rescue me, I needed to rescue my damn self… And well, you did your worst, and I’m still here.’

‘WYGD’ is the latest in a string of intoxicating singles from Empara Mi in 2019 and follows ‘Ditch’, ‘Blood in the Water’ and ‘Crying’. The songs have seen Emapra Mi unite pop, hip-hop and R&B alongside her striking visual aesthetics to develop a distinct and unique identity, which has drawn praise from the likes of Wonderland, HUNGER, London In Stereo and many more.

Since emerging in 2016 with her acclaimed debut single ‘Wanderlust’, Empara Mi has gone on to clock up millions of streams on Spotify alone, while she has also collaborated with Kojey Radical on her track ‘Spoon’.

2019 has seen the unfolding of Empara Mi’s dramatic, ambitious and emotional new musical direction. A collection of these tracks will be compiled on a soon-to-be-announced mini album, which will be released in early 2020, along with new material.