Dallas Woods recruits Miiesha for powerful and vulnerable new single, ‘Heaven Of My Own’
Melbourne-via-East Kimberly rapper, songwriter, storyteller and proud Noongar man, Dallas Woods is back this week with perhaps his finest song yet. Building on the impressive foundation he laid with his most recent single, ‘If It Glitters It’s Gold’, Woods taps none other than proud Pitjantjatjara and Torres Strait Islander woman Miiesha for the powerful and emotive ‘Heaven Of My Own’.
Produced by Pip Norman (aka Countbounce), ‘Heaven Of My Own’ is easily Woods‘ most vulnerable release yet. Over a simple, nostalgic, 90’s influenced beat, the relaxed and unhurried production allows Woods to take up every inch of space with his hard-hitting bars, while the hook delivers a bouncing, uplifting and warm singalong moment we can’t get enough of. Woods opens up on his own his experiences, citing his journey from self-destruction to self-growth, realising his worth and what it took to get there. It’s reflective, channeling his “no holding back” approach to songwriting to not only offer up insight on where he’s been but also the lessons he’s picked up along the way, and shows a newly refined fearlessness which has always been present, proving Woods is still just as 100% all in as he always has been. Providing a soulful and grounding chorus, Miiesha‘s absolutely glorious vocals top it off, serving as the cherry on top of a remarkable year for her as well.
In his own words, Dallas Woods said of his new single, “I was hooked as soon as I heard this beat from Pip Norman (aka Countbounce). I had been dealing with some demons when I heard it for the first time but was finally starting to see progress in my healing journey and resonated with it melodically and lyrically.
“I’ve always had too much pride when it came to being honest about my demons because I felt it was taboo for men to show emotion and ask for help, which is the furthest thing from the truth. I just tried to channel the positive energy from all the things that I had been doing to get better physically and mentally and really ask questions of myself, which then allowed me to dig deeper into what heaven would look like to me. I’d just love people to embrace the positive energy this song creates!”
Couldn’t have said it better ourselves, Dallas! Listen to ‘Heaven Of My Own’ here:
Words by Emma Jones
Image: Nellie Harris
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