• Aria-award winner and Pitjantjatjara/Torres Strait Islander woman Meiisha. (Supplied)Source: Supplied
After a meteoric rise in 2020, proud Anangu and Torres Strait Islander RnB artist Miiesha shares a soulful, heartbreaking story about her broken relationship with her mother in the song ‘Damaged’.
Ilias Bakalla

18 May 2021 - 4:23 PM  UPDATED 18 May 2021 - 4:59 PM

In her first release of new music since her critically acclaimed debut collection of songs 'Nyaaringu', Miiesha says writing 'Damaged' “came naturally”, but sharing it was a different story.

“The difficult part is always sharing it and whether I let people know what it's about,” she said. 

She says she hopes that by sharing the song’s message that it will bring strength to others going through similar adversity. 

“It's about the broken relationship I have with my mother, and how much I have wanted it to heal, and how much I have tried to fix it, only to find myself hurting more," she said.

“For me, music has always been about healing, and this is definitely something I've needed to heal from.

“There's more strength in our stories when we share them.”

The song was produced by 6LACK  collaborator LUCIANBLOMKAMP and the music video, directed by Joey Hunter, stars members of Miiesha’s family.

Miiesha is from the small Indigenous community of Woorabinda in Central Queensland.

She arrived on the RnB scene with her debut collection of songs, titled 'Nyaaringu' which translates to 'what happened' in Pitjantjatjara.

She was awarded the Aria for Best Soul/R&B Release in 2020 and received Aria nominations for Best Female Artist and Breakthrough Artist that same year.

Other hit songs by her include; 'Twisting Words', 'Hold Strong', 'Neon Moon' and 'Black Privilliage'