3 June 2021 | 1:32 pm | Staff Writer

Melbourne-based artist Meghna unleashes new single 'In My DNA'.

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The new single from Melbourne-based artist Meghna is a powerful and deeply personal anthem.

Premiering today via The Music, In My DNA follows on from Bad Thoughts and was produced by Simon Dobson (Bootleg Rascal, Little May, MINIQ).

In My DNA was written based on the experiences of my parents and grandparents in India, as well as an interesting documentary I watched on the Bangladesh brothel town of Daulatdia,” Meghna said.

“The documentary follows a young girl and her life in the village — she wants an education but it’s difficult to access one. She says that the town is ‘unsafe’ for her because all these men hang around, looking at her with malicious intent.

“Many of the women and children in the town had been sold into prostitution or were born and bred there after generations. They want to escape but feel that the town has trapped them, with every waking minute they spend there the shackles grow tighter.

“My parents and grandparents had also experienced poverty and conditions like this in India.

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“Essentially, In My DNA is about thinking that ‘you have to be something’ because it is ‘in your DNA’, or in your roots but still hoping for better things, or for things to be different.”

Listen to In My DNA above.