If there’s one artist who’s always working, it’s Mya. The songstress, who’s been flexing her veteran status with singles and appearances and looking damn good while doing it, is one of the most prolific artists from her era. As she continues her hustle, she taps into a new side of herself to give us her latest single “Worth It.”
“Worth It” provides our introduction to the singer’s rapping alter ego Mýa Lan$ky — a bad chick who’s about her business and stacking her paper. She’s also pretty nimble with the flow and lyrics. “A couple Gs on me just like we talkin’ bags / I’m overseas chillin’ like where the f**k she at? / Committed to keepin’ my peace and drinkin’ these gallons / No block, ’cause melanin’ pop, stayin’ grounded in my New Balance,” she spits at one point over the laid-back beat. But it’s not all about bars, as the singer also gives us harmonies on the chorus, singing, “Had to push through, stay workin’ / Now I’m walkin’ in purpose / (Baby, it’s worth it) It’s worth it all, it’s worth it all / It’s worth it all, it’s worth it.”
With the release, Mya also dropped a lengthy statement detailing this next phase of her career, stating, “My independent journey has placed me on a path to becoming a better version of myself, redefining success and happiness that does not always coincide with the world’s definition. So when people hear ‘Worth It,’ I want them to feel strength and courage to leave any situation that does not enhance their lives. I want them to feel and adopt the fight & faith of a warrior which has assisted me in pushing through every challenge, and that spiritual component that’s kept me centered & grounded in such a chaotic world, in hopes for them to be inspired enough to apply it to their own lives by constantly pushing, learning, growing, and searching for their own voices and paths of resonance, to ultimately take risks and bet on themselves, so they too can reach their highest selves and ultimately experience peace of mind and a quality life.”
Looks like we’ll be hearing more from both Mya (and Mýa Lan$ky) in the months to come. Check out a stream of “Worth It” and then get into the track’s lyric video below.