What is your name?
What is your genre of music?
I like to blend genres and experiment with different sounds, but a lot of different platforms have put me in the genre of RNB, soul, cinematic pop maybe?
Give us a little bio about you.
“Professionally known as Myla Vie, she is a British singer and songwriter. She is known for her versatile cinematic genre and writing music from personal events. Myla began performing as a child attending dance classes, singing at open mics and acting in school plays. She studied at Belfair’s Academy and took part in performing arts as her chosen classes. After finishing college, Myla went on to work in many different roles. During this time frame Myla endured a lot of traumas that caused many obstacles in her music career and personal life, however, Myla never gave up on her music. In her free time, she would write songs, perform at open mics and post covers onto YouTube.”
What made you go into music?
I don’t really know to be completely honest! Growing up I just loved singing and writing poetry, songs, etc. I remember when I was 7 I wrote in a little diary saying “I want to be a pop star”. It has always been my escape from anything going on in my life and a coping mechanism I suppose. I just love music and singing so much I don’t think I will ever steer away from it!
Who are your influences?
I have so many influences, performance wise I will always look up to Freddie Mercury as he was such a powerful force when putting on a show. I love Lana Del Rey; her music really resonates with me and I hope I can write as well as her one day. I grew up listening to people like Anastacia, Nelly Furtado, Britney, Whitney Houston, Beyonce. I could go on and on!
Are you a signed?
No, I am completely independent at the moment.
You are set to release your new single ‘Burn’, tell us more about the single and the meaning behind the song.
I created the production beforehand and felt it sounded like a dark trap beat, so I based it around having a dark romance with the villain. It is a story of being so in love with someone that you know probably isn’t the best for you, but you would do anything for them. I thought it was perfect to bring out just before Halloween!
Describe the track in two words.
What was the writing and recording process like?
For this one, I had been playing around with the melody and beat beforehand, then the lyrics just started flowing after I knew where I wanted to take it. Recording the vocals and the harmonies was fun. I have 5 cats as well and at least two have to always be involved when I am in my mini bedroom studio ha!
Who did you work with on the single?
I created this song myself. From producing to mixing and mastering! Self-taught through the pandemic! (Still learning every day of course)
Will we see a music video for ‘Burn’, and if so, what can we expect from the creative process?
Yes definitely, I wanted to take inspirations from old horror films and create clips with the same effects and visuals. I think it will be really fun and I can’t wait to show the world!
Will we see an EP or album and if so, what can we expect from it?
I think I may start working on and EP next year and probably a whole new sound.
Do you have any live shows coming up?
Not right now, I am in studio mode so I am writing and producing as much as possible, I am hoping to put on some shows before Christmas!
Let us know where we can get tickets if so.
As soon as its arranged, you will be first to know 🙂
What else can we expect in late 2023?
More music, more music videos and hopefully some lives shows around Christmas!
Where do you see yourself now in 5 Years?
I have so many goals that I want to achieve, however I try and focus on the here and now. I hope much further into my music career and with a much bigger fan base with people I can truly connect to with my music.
What quote or saying do you always stick by?
At the moment, “It is what it is” and “everything always works out for me the way it should”. I feel it grounds you and helps you understand that not everything is in your control, sometimes you just have to let it be, continue to be grateful and focus on the good that you have now.
When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget?
Water, back up backing tracks, business cards, vocal throat coat sweets and MORE WATER 🙂