Album cover artwork for Nyaaringu by MiieshaNyaaringu is the debut full-length release from Miiesha. It draws upon gospel, R&B, hip hop, soul and spoken word poetry to create something unique, universal, and profoundly personal.

“Nyaaringu is a collection of stories that I feel I wanted to tell or that I needed to speak on,” Miiesha says about the album. “For me it represents my journey and where I’m at now coming from Woorabinda. The interludes in the collection are recordings of my Grandmother speaking. For me she was and always will stay with me as the strongest voice in my life, so I felt she had to be a part of this with me.” We’re deeply fortunate to share in this wisdom across these recordings.

‘Nyaaringu’ itself is a phrase meaning “what happened” in Pitjantjatjara, and through these vibrant tracks Miiesha offers stories of her life as a proud Pitjantjatjara and Torres Strait Islander woman, exploring subjects of identity, family, history, politics, survival and knowledge.

Nyaaringu by Miiesha is out Friday August 28 via EMI.

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