Just over two months ago, London-based singer-songwriter Abi Mia released her single “Good Intentions”. I mentioned that the song “grapples with so many genuine emotions in an excellent way of songwriting. The instrumentation is the song’s backbone as each part serves many purposes in the tempo and mood.”. The single featured a different side of Abi Mia that listeners didn’t see with her previous singles “Enough is Enough” and “Checking In”.
Abi Mia is back with the single entitled “Shadow”. Is the singer-songwriter on a roll with another great hit? And how does the theme of rediscovering oneself tie into the song? Let’s take a deeper look at the song below!
You Don’t Know Who You Are Anymore
“It’s important to help others, but you also need to take care of yourself. You’re no use to anyone burnt out! I wrote this song as a reminder for us to take time to rediscover who we are as individuals, and not just who we are to other people. Looking after yourself isn’t selfish – it’s self-care.”
The first thing that listeners will notice is the lyrics. Abi Mia paints a musical landscape filled with poetic words, empowering feelings, and brilliant uses of metaphors about self-care. “You have become a shadow”. Listeners can really relate to the singer-songwriter’s lyrics as many have felt the same way, especially in the past year. “You tell yourself you have no choice, but that is wrong”. The singer-songwriter writes in a sincere approach as she doesn’t hide from the truth. Yet, she writes with positivity as you have the choice to make things better. You have to make yourself better and take self-care. You can do it!
The other thing to check out in “Shadow” is the stripped-down emotions that are the key to the song. This pop ballad begins out with a beautiful piano solo that brings the spirit of melancholy to the table. The mellow piano melodies pull the tune forward along with the vocals. Abi Mia packs a powerful performance with her voice. In the beginning, they are very soft and earthy. But then, they gradually swell with vigorous energy with each passing note until the climax. There, the emotional dam breaks. Abi Mia unleashes an emotional swell in her vocals. It is quite breathtaking to listen to!
Don’t forget the gorgeous layered melodies, especially during the chorus and the bridge. These shimmering splendid are arranged and performed in such a way like a sun coming out from the dark clouds. They bring a sense of positivity with their tones. You can’t miss the backing vocals!
With its powerful vocals, gorgeous piano melodies, and truth yet positive lyrics, Abi Mia’s “Shadow” is a tune that we need on our playlists today! The singer-songwriter brilliantly writes in a way that showcases the need that everyone needs self-care. She doesn’t hold back as honest feelings pour from each verse. Yet, the song lyrics aren’t the only astonishing thing featured in “Shadows”. Abi Mia’s vocals are something to listen to as power resonated from each with each note sung. These vocals are supported with glistening backing vocals and stunning piano chords. With all these stunning characteristics, Abi Mia’s “Shadow” is such a breath-taking listen! I can’t wait to hear what she puts out next!
Take a listen to Abi Mia’s “Shadow” down below. Let me know what you think!
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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