London-based rock-pop singer-songwriter Abi Mia is back! After releasing the single “Enough is Enough” earlier this year, the singer-songwriter just released the song “Checking In” a couple of weeks ago. But, how does Abi Mia’s recent single measure? Is it a song worth listening to or not? Read on to see what the verdict is!
Just Checking In
I wrote it from the perspective of talking to him so it has an intimate, comforting feel to it and theAbi Mia talking about the background of “Just Checking In”
the message of the song is to check in with friends and family on a regular basis even if they seem ok
as you never know when someone may be struggling, just need a chat or to feel connected with
other people. Recent times have made this more prevalent but it has always been very important to
“Checking In” is such a gorgeous upbeat ballad. The song opens up with a beautiful piano melody that is whimsical yet precious. Then, Abi Mia’s vocals come in with a soothing and melodic presence. Her vocals are such a powerhouse, especially during bridge, as her vocals go from soft, melodic at the beginning to powerful and full range by the end. Their clear and bright tones really meld well together with the piano-led pop instrumentation.
Abi Mia’s newest song reminds me of 90s pop and R&B ballads like Monica’s “For You I Will”. Like Monica’s song, “Checking In” is just a poignant ballad with piano-led melodies, an upbeat tempo, and pure, soothing vocals. I think the 90s ballad feel comes from the vocals as they have a certain pure element to them. But also in the instrumentation, as they feature an angelic synthesizer line that harks back to similar one’s features in 90s songs.
How Mia builds up song can remind anyone to 90s ballad with the soft opening to the powerful closing. Yet, how the song is composed, especially during the chorus, with its unique chord structures and notes could be reminiscence to the 90s pop ballad style.
Finally, the lyrics are something to listen for as they are something anyone can relate to, especially during this past year. According to Mia herself, the song lyrics were “inspired by her almost daily zoom chats she has been enjoying with her 93-year-old grandpa over the past year.” Like Mia, listeners will have similar experiences with checking with friends, family, coworkers, and just strangers on a regular basis, especially during the difficult times we live in. The song lyrics will also have a strong message of the importance to check in with anyone close to you on a regular basis as you never know who is struggling and is in need of help.
The Final Verdict
Abi Mia’s “Checking In” is a such gorgeous upbeat pop ballad with its feel-good instrumentation, piano-led melodies, and dynamic vocals from Mia herself. The song also features a 90s-like pop ballad style in many aspects: the chord structures, the buildup, and the instrumentation. Finally, the lyrics are a must-listen as they feature experiences that anyone can relatable in the past year. But also, the lyrics feature a message that we must take care of and check up on those who are close to us. With these factors, “Checking In” is a tune that you must listen to today!
Check out Abi Mia’s “Checking In” below and let me know what you think in the comments!
Make sure to also check out her other recent song “Enough is Enough”:
About the Artist: Abi Mia
Taking influence from powerful & soulful female artists such as Alicia Keys, Demi Lovato & Kelly Clarkson – Abi Mia has developed her unique songwriting and performance style. With Abi Mia, you’ll find that she has a confident and powerful voice with elements of soul. She also performs with a live piano/keyboard at some of her shows, something which sets her apart from some artists within the genre.
Abi Mia writes her original songs from the heart – always inspired by her experiences and things happening in the world. She also finds it essential to get that emotion across in her performance so she can connect with the audience, something that is reflected in her lyrics.
When it comes to Abi Mia’s background, music and singing have been part of her life since she was of school age and have always been a much-loved hobby. Another passion has always been Health and Fitness, which she has turned into a successful Personal Training business as well as competing in Weightlifting competitions. Abi Mia now wants to pursue her music professionally, writing and performing songs that can inspire, uplift, empower and bring people together.
Abi Mia’s goal is to become a published songwriter for other notable artists, films, and adverts as well as becoming a successful and respected performer and artist in her own right.
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