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First steps tend to be the most difficult, and have certainly proven so for Newcastle songwriter Eva Stone (aka YVA), whose debut EP was first touted some five years back and will finally land next month. Moreover, this stunning second single not only suggests it’ll have been worth the wait, but also provides an insight into just what took her so long.

Inspired by years of fragmented, anxiety inducing sessions in London, Missing Me is a deep, introspective ballad from an artist – and more importantly, human – seeking to rediscover their sense of self. Riddled with fear, envy and existential dread (“It’s hiding there inside of me / I’m scared that one day it’ll come to be uncontained”), it’s a potent, intensely relatable account of mental health’s omnipresent burdens. Marvellous.

Released: 12.03.21

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