Rising singer-songwriter Myla Vie talks individuality, inspirations and her latest project ‘The Irony of Loneliness’ EP

Myla Vie

What inspired you to begin a career in music?

Since I was really young I had always felt this connection with music and singing, growing up watching all the big stars like Whitney, Mariah, Queen to name just a few. I just wanted to be like them! I remember when I was seven, writing in my diary saying ‘I want to be a pop star’!

What differs you and your sound from other upcoming artists in the music industry?

I feel like I have a unique tone to my voice, which really stands out in my music. I try to mix genres and I don’t like to be put into one box, I like to experiment with different genres. I also feel because of the experiences I have had in life this makes my lyrics unique but relatable.

Your debut EP ‘The Irony of Loneliness’ is out now. Can you please describe the creative process and inspiration behind the project?

When lockdown happened, I did not want it to put a hold on my music career, so I learned how to create my own music using different programmes, my laptop and instruments. I wanted to focus the music on my own experiences with mental health and relationships, but also turn it into something fun and uplifting to listen to. I went back and forth many times with the ideas but once I finally found my sound, it all started to come together.

Everyone experiences good days and bad days, as an artist. When you have a bad day, what motivates you to keep moving and look ahead to the future?

I think it is a lot of arguing with myself in my head ha! When I have a bad day, I can almost convince myself that I am not good enough and to just give up. However, I think it is my passion for music, writing songs and singing that seem to keep me going. I look back on the things I have already achieved in only just a year of creating my own songs and that reminds me that I can do it if I set my mind to it. In addition, I think it helps if you have a lot of people, friends, family, etc. that support you and tell you how well you are doing. It is okay to talk to them if you are struggling and need someone to give you a mini pep talk! I only have a couple of people that support my music career fully and I could not be more grateful for them because they remind me to keep going. Motivational speech videos on YouTube also get me hyped up as well!

In your own opinion, what is the most meaningful song you wrote? What makes you say that one?

Freedom. Although it was not the best-produced song I have done, the words and song mean so much to me. I was in such a dark place, I was sick of working in a toxic 9 to 5 job when all I wanted to do was sing and make music, I was frustrated with my life because it wasn’t going the way I wanted it too and I didn’t see a way out. Then the lock down happened around a month after I wrote the song and it just seemed to go with the current situation the world was in at the time. When you listen to the lyrics it is actually a very deep song, hopefully one day I can re-produce it to make it sound a lot better.

What personal advice would you give to someone wanting to pursue this career?

Be prepared to work very hard and make sure music is actually your passion. Do not do it for the fame, do it because you want to perform, write, sing, etc. I find too many people want to be a ‘famous singer’ more for the validation than being passionate about music. Also, don’t quit your day job until you are earning enough from your gigs and performances, most famous singers had normal working jobs before they became big, you need some funding into your career. If this is something you really want, please do not give up! Believe in yourself, it can happen with hard work, determination and passion.

Myla Vie

What does the foreseeable future hold for you as an artist?

Hopefully a successful release with my EP, I am aiming to find genuine fans of my music at the moment, so I am working towards making great connections and really network with people. I try to stay in the present moment and be grateful for the success’s I have right now, you never know what the future holds.

Did you learn any new skills during lockdown?

Yes, I have been learning how to produce, mix and master. Although I am finding that it is never ending, you always find a new skill to learn when mixing and mastering. I have been working on the piano a bit more as well and trying to get more songs written.

Anything else you would like to add.

I appreciate the support and this interview! Thank you.

‘The Irony of Loneliness’ is available now via all major platforms.

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