The song is a dramatic statement of self-empowerment from the avant-garde artist and, utilising dark electronics to lay foundations for her powerful vocal, she addresses ownership of 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.
ACCLAIM FOR EMPARA MI
“Her cutting blend of pop, R&B and hip-hop sears like a burn, sometimes ghostly, sometimes a hurtling force of nature – but always a striking sonic and visual blast.”
“Her striking music speaks for itself”
“Empara Mi creates music that makes the earth move”
“An ideal comfort blanket in musical form”
“A devastating sense of soul”
“Exudes an enticingly intoxicating dynamism. A heady and opulent combination of soaring, resonant vocals and potent hip-hop beats”
London In Stereo