Mia Fieldes, who has written songs for Hillsong Worship such as "Adonai," "All For Love" and "Here in My Life," has released her debut single as a solo artist. Her new radio single "Fearless" comes ahead of a five-song EP, "Ashes," scheduled for a May 12th release via Essential Worship/Provident.
"For me it's always about serving others, bringing the right song for others to carry," she says. "I often tell people, I'm a 'Jonathan', not a 'David.' I just want to be no. 1 at being no. 2, so it's definitely a step of faith doing a project like this. Having said that, it's not really a transition from 'writer' to 'artist'-but more 'writer' who, for this season, is saying 'yes' to carrying a few songs."
In choosing to say yes to this next season, Fieldes had to let go and trust God as she explored another facet of her talent. "For a long time I didn't think I could sing-I know that's silly-but it's funny how we let ourselves believe that we aren't good enough, and I definitely did that for a long time," she says. " It's actually been a great journey where God put strategic people in my life along the way who really encouraged me in the thing that I thought I couldn't do."
Fieldes started off as a writer for Hillsong Church for the first 10 years. Citing Darlene Zschech as her influence and mentor, Fieldes writes: "Darlene Zschech was someone who always spoke life over me and made me feel like a nightingale while I was still figuring it out and squawking like seagull."
Then she went on to the US and started to lead worship in a church in Nashville. "My church in Nashville, The Belonging Co., has really forged in me a new confidence about singing. I've led worship for years-Hillsong was such a massive part of teaching me how to do that, but over the last two years I feel like I've had something pulled out of me that I didn't know was there. It's made me lead differently and find my feet as a singer."
Now she has had collaborated with top Christian artists such as Michael W. Smith, Meredith Andrews, Matt Maher and Kari Jobe to name a few. In 2013, Mia won ASCAP and BMI awards for the hit collaboration "Proof Of Your Love," recorded by For King & Country. Her recent song with Francesca Battistelli, "He Knows My Name," has seen consecutive weeks as a #1 on radio.
Tracklisting of "Ashes:"
Live + Breathe
If I Have You
Christ Is Risen
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