Mia Berg has graced my listening with a song about being vulnerable and not having the slightest idea about how to move forward. However she does not allow that emotion dull her need to express herself and she deftly weaves that story with music that supports the story without weighing it down.
Mia’s lyrics touch on more than one life moment.
I don’t know what to do after school.
I don’t know what to do when I retire.
I don’t know what to do on my day off
I don’t know what to do after a complicated relationship ended.
I don’t know what to do about a lot of things in life, and this song captures that particular moment and gives it a voice.
In Mia’s own words she tells us, “The song is really just about being vulnerable, and about letting go and the fear of someone leading you on or letting you down if you decide to let them in.”.
Without a lot of flash, but with a lot of integrity, Mia has crafted a soundscape that captures the feeling of not knowing what to do.
A feeling of anxiety, helplessness and confusion winds it way through the music that supports the song without getting in the way of the words.
Intentionally or not, Mia has voiced what many of us may be feeling through the Covid-19 experience.
While It’s not easy to admit that we have no idea what to do, Mia has brought that courage to the forefront and given voice to what many have felt but did’t know how to say.
This single is from the EP coming out later in the year through Tik Records.
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don’t know (what to do: written by Mia Berg Rønning
Producer: Henrik Lillehaug
Label: Tik Records
Coverart/photo: Guro Sommer
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