Press: Mia Wray releases highly anticipated new single

Melbourne’s Mia Wray is coming at 2021 head on via her new single ‘Never Gonna Be The Same’, a no-holds-barred ode to empowerment. Having made a serious impression with her debut single ‘Work For Me’, which had the likes of triple j, NME and Rolling Stone singing her praises, ‘Never Gonna Be The Same’, with its undeniably powerful vocals, cathartic arrangement and a hook that will have you singing at the top of your lungs, sees Mia Wray continue to carve her space as a star on the rise.
VIDEO: Mia Wray – ‘Never Gonna Be The Same’
‘Never Gonna Be The Same’ is a commanding anthem that sees Mia continue to lean into her own power; a reminder to ‘back yourself’ brought to life through her signature, powerhouse vocals and an explosive chorus.
“I found myself in situations both personally and professionally where I wasn’t being valued or heard and something finally just snapped inside me. I realised I could take control of my own narrative and by trusting my gut and understanding my worth…I unlocked the thing that I always knew was in me and I’ve finally found where I’m meant to be.”
– Mia Wray
Along with the news of the new single, Ivy League Records is excited to announce Mia Wray will be joining the Australian label’s stellar roster of artists; The Rubens, The Teskey Brothers, Hatchie, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Shannen James, A. Swayze & the Ghosts, Bakers Eddy and more.
“Mia is an incredible artist who has developed so much over recent years.  She has one of the most powerful and interesting voices I’ve heard. When she recently sang acapella on ABC TV’s The Sound I honestly got shivers.  Mia Wray is on her way!” 
– Michael Gudinski“We are so excited to welcome Mia to the Ivy League Family. Mia’s talent as a songwriter, player and vocalist are undeniable and we cannot wait to share what we’ve been working on with the world. We know big things are ahead for Mia.” 
– A&R Director, Marihuzka Cornelius

Alongside discovering Mia Wray, 2020 saw Ivy League land 3 x ARIA top 10 albums for The Teskey Brothers (#1, Live At The Forum), Rolling Blackouts C.F. (#4, Sideways To New Italy) and Josh Teskey & Ash Grunwald (#8, Push The Blues Away), as well as The Rubens’ hit single ‘Live In Life’ reaching #4 on ARIA’s Top Ten Australian Singles of 2020.Having seemingly come from nowhere, Mia burst onto the local music scene with one of the most exciting single debuts of 2020 with ‘Work For Me’, which was added straight to full triple j rotation, over 10 Spotify editorial playlists (including #4 on New Music Friday and the cover of Women of AU & NZ), Apple Music support including a spin and plug by Elton John on his Beats 1 radio show, an acappella performance of Work For Me on ABC’s The Sound (as well as performances on 2 x tributes), over 16,000 Shazams and champions across the likes of NME, Rolling Stone AU, Pilerats, ProjectU & more.

Reactions to ‘Work For Me:

“gives me a chill up the spine…very special stuff” – Richard Kingsmill, triple j

“This is a titan of a track. Powerhouse aura from Mia Wray with that standout vocal performance before the tracks bursts with life” 4.5 stars
– Dave Ruby Howe, triple j Unearthed

“…it’s ‘Work for Me’, a defiant anthem aimed toward anyone who’s ever been made to feel less than worthy, that has truly put Wray on the map” – Rolling Stone

“‘Work For Me’ is a single that immediately floors you from the get-go” – Pilerats

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