“I wrote Queen of the Hive after watching 5 seasons of a show on Netflix in just 1 or 2 weeks,” he explains. “Looking back I think I might have got a bit too obsessed with it all, but it was a good waste of some of the lockdown, and I suppose I gained a song out of it. The song is about overcoming boundaries which can get in the way of the end product or goal someone is trying to achieve; and ways to overcome them.
“I make all of the MILA music at home; first working on the beat which is how this track started off and then adding the lyrics. I got stuck with this track for a while as it wasn’t really materialising the way it was in my head so Gethin Pearson stepped in and added some additional production and understood what I was going for (we communicated over WhatsApp so he had to deal with me humming 808 patterns into the voice notes of our chat).”
A sun-soaked banger ready to banish any pre-weekend blues, check it out below.
See MILA live at the following dates.
16 - The Garage Attic Bar, Glasgow
17 - Oporto, Leeds
18 - Gullivers, Manchester
19 - Muthers Studio, Birmingham
23 - Heartbreakers, Southampton
25 - The Crofters Rights, Bristol
27 - The Grace, London