Listen: Mia June - Cooking Oil
Boorloo/Perth-based singer-songwriter on the rise announces her debut EP with charming new single
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A year and a half after we first met Mia June and her debut single Fish In A Bowl, she’s back her latest single Cooking Oil as she announces her debut EP Don’t Forget Your Bags, set for a November 17 release.
A powerful and emotional cut of indie rock, Cooking Oil was inspired by an experience with misdirected anger in a relationship. "I wrote Cooking Oil when I was 16 about a boy I was seeing who would easily get very angry on a regular basis, though the anger was rarely directed at me, I was still the receiver of the ranting and yelling over the phone," explains June.
"At the end of our calls, he would soften and thank me for being so kind and warm to him, leaving me feeling confused. At 16, I didn't have the tools to process the feelings so I felt angry too. I got the idea for the lyrics at my job at the time. I was frying chicken in a deep fryer and the oil would spit and sometimes land on me. The sharp pain of the hot oil was comparable to his words."
Cooking Oil follows up previous single Melbourne (that we included in our fave music videos of the week upon release), with Mia set to hit the road for shows in W.A. and Victoria after the EP’s release (dates below).
Mia June's new EP Don't Forget Your Bags is out November 17 via Father/Daughter Records
Nov 18 - North Fremantle, AUS @ Mojos Bar (EP release show)
Nov 24 - Albany, AUS @ Six Degrees
Nov 30 - Melbourne, AUS @ The Curtin
Dec 3 - Melbourne, AUS @ Gasometer
Dec 8 - North Fremantle, AUS @ Ronnie Nights (Mia June and Friends)
March 1-4 2024 - Nannup, AUS @ Nannup Music Festival