Work For Me may be one of the best modern tributes to the genres that paved the way for music as we know it today. After years of soul-searching, Mia Wray has taken the bull by the horns, honing in on her sound and crafting her own narrative. The result is a captivating track that showcases the best of gospel, soul, jazz, and Celtic folk – but with a little added oomph to get you out of your seat and moving.
The sparsity in this track speaks volumes. The carefully placed percussive elements never overpower Mia Wray‘s stunning vocals – they only help to raise the bar. The opening and closing lines are like a modern-day rendition of Nina Simone telling us about Feeling Good, but the jazz-tinged rawness is reminiscent of Amy Winehouse.
With the strength of gospel and soul, and the delicate beauty of a Celtic folk song in her higher phrases (like the new-age example of Ed Sheeran‘s I See Fire), Mia Wray has managed to exquisitely mix the best of these story-telling genres to create her own anthem.
What sets Work for Me completely apart from the pack is the addition of a Latin-esque horn section towards the end of the track that boosts the energy and could take you dancing right down Bourbon Street.
The lyrics show a pride in the women around her and the gifts they’ve given her to rise up. There’s defiance against what’s held her back, and the conviction to stand up and take control. Whether you’re rallying the strength to fight or celebrating your newfound courage, this is the song for you.
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Posted by Editor at Like Velvet Music.