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Akala Newman: “Burnt for You (What’s It Like in Hell)”

By: Fay Rose
September 12, 2021

You know when a song begins with the question, “what’s it like in hell?” that you’re in for an intense listening experience. Singer-songwriter Akala Newman’s new single, “Burnt For You (What’s It Like In Hell),” is indeed an intense song about a scorned ex-lover. The electro-indie-chill-pop track is also interesting, unusual and darkly enchanting.

Listening to “Burnt for You” makes you feel like you’re in a dream and a nightmare at the same time. The ethereal melody lingers in the background as Akala’s unique voice soars with passion and vulnerability.

Akala Newman is a proud Wiradjuri/Gadigal woman from Sydney, Australia, whose heritage plays a strong role in influencing her artistry. She’s a ‘triple A’ force to be reckoned with, as a self-described artist, activist and academic.

“Burnt For You (What’s It Like in Hell)” is ready to be streamed for your listening indulgence. 

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