You may remember Sydney starlet Michaela Baranov from last year’s season of ‘The X Factor’.
Part of Dannii Minogue’s team, the singer made it halfway through the live show phase before exiting stage left, but she’s decided to use the platform – and a national audience that fell in love with her – to launch her music career.
Michaela’s first release since the competition is ‘By My Side’.
Co-penned and produced with Michael Paynter and Michael DeLorenzis of MSquared Productions, it’s a confident pop single with a driving beat, guided by Michaela’s gorgeously emotive vocal.
“My main musical influences are Florence And The Machine and Taylor Swift and they were again influences when making my music video with Trent Holmes, who I worked with a lot on ‘X Factor’,” Michaela tells us.
‘By My Side’ will impact digital retail and streaming services this Thursday.