North London riser Mega has shared new single ‘Don’t Get Too Close’.
With her assured songwriting approach and soulful vision, Mega has quickly become the name to drop in London and beyond. The impactful artist learned her trade at church, and this sense of devotion makes her music uniquely potent.
Merging aspects of her Ugandan heritage with R&B, soul, and pop, each new song from Mega feels like a statement. More than worthy of the name, she continues to impress with this latest single, ‘Don’t Get Too Close’.
A song about the push and pull of attraction, it was sculpted by Mega alongside Jonny Hockings, who also produces the song. Jojo Mikeza supplies additional production, while Nathan Boddy (PinkPantheress, Celeste, Mura Masa) handles the final mix.
Introducing the song, Mega emphasises it’s highly personal role in her life:
“At one point in our lives, sometimes more than often, we find ourselves in relationships which lead to thought patterns that can be deemed as quite toxic or unhealthy and this song is about protecting your energy. Protecting your energy is crucial to your mental and physical health as it is the ultimate determinant of our peace and happiness. We give a lot of ourselves away every day and often it can be difficult to remove ourselves from negative distractions or situations in our lives.”
A dulcet performance, Mega oozes confidence across a song that epitomises her warm, open character. We’re able to share the video for ‘Don’t Get Too Close’, which was shot in London and directed by Edward Heredia.
Mega says of the video…
“Creating this video was lots of fun- each scene was a great opportunity to wear dresses and outfits that I definitely wouldn’t be wearing on a regular week day in the studio! But felt it super empowering in those outfits considering ‘Don’t Get Too Close’ is an empowerment anthem and is about protecting your energy. It was great to be able to reflect that in the different scenes. I think protecting your energy is crucial to your mental and physical health. We give a lot of ourselves away every day and often it can be difficult to remove ourselves from negative distractions or situations in our lives. Seeing how far you’ve come is good fuel to continue on that that journey of honouring that. I wanted this video to feel fun and empowering and it was great to have the incredible dancers Lucy Gregory and Elisha Clarke creative some fun choreography in the choruses to be bring that to life.”
Tune in now.