Haviah Mighty Rides in Style with New Single "Tesla"

It's the latest from her forthcoming 'Stock Exchange' mixtape

BY Megan LaPierrePublished Sep 10, 2021

Toronto MC Haviah Mighty is rolling up on this fine Friday morning with swanky new single "Tesla." The latest preview of her upcoming mixtape Stock Exchange is co-produced by Montreal's Young Dreadz and comes complete with a Jesse Bryan-directed video.

"Tesla" is no drag — just race — as Mighty flows through hard-hitting bars about realizing just how far her drive can take her. The song was inspired by the pivotal moment of the artist's first U.S. touring stint just prior to the pandemic.

Mighty explained in a statement:

Being fresh off the high from freestyling on [Sway Calloway's radio show] Sway in the Morning just a few days earlier, to performing in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles… all of this solidified something in my mind — the idea that I could really achieve this. The only thing I have to do is continue to work hard. One thing I've always worried about is being stagnant and only being recognized for the last thing that I've done, so maintaining this work ethic has to be a focal point for me. While much of this song talks about the things that I feel I'm on my way to achieving, some of which being those nice-to-have material things — for me, these things are symbolic of something more abstract: a lifestyle that I couldn't fathom prior.

Likewise, the video sees the rapper taking on a video game-ified Toronto cityscape — starting at the Prince's Gate, right near the Budweiser Stage amphitheatre where she played three sold-out nights with Arkells back in August — with the help of some sweet rides, of course.

"Tesla" follows "Avocado" and a slew of other new tracks from Mighty ahead of the highly anticipated arrival of Stock Exchange on November 12.

Watch the video for "Tesla" below.

Mighty was recently awarded the 2021 Prism Prize for the music video for "Thirteen," from her 2019 LP 13th Floor — but the acclaim hasn't changed her.

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