WELL–HERE IT IS! I told you guys that I would have something special at some point this week regarding this week’s “Sound’N Good Artist of the Moment,” Mya. Well guess what–I was able to get a quick interview with Ms. “My Love is like WO” herself!!!
FIND OUT WHAT MYA HAS TO SAY ABOUT HER NEW EP “SWEET XVI,” SOME OF HER FAVORITE ARTISTS, THE TOPIC OF “LOVE” AND MORE!
Nicholan: What “Nspired” the new EP, Sweet XVI?
MYA: Being that April 21st, 2014 commemorates the 16th anniversary of my debut album, I wanted to release a project on the same day for my fans who have been riding with me for 16 years.
Nicholan: How have you grown as an artist from when you first broke into the industry in 1998 to now?
MYA: As an artist, I bring so much of myself and depth to my music now–whereas before, I was simply just a kid with no life experience, with very little source to pull from. Vocally, I am much more seasoned and technologically I am familiar with how to operate a recording studio.
Nicholan: In 2014, do you believe that it is possible for an openly gay artist to succeed in the mainstream music industry?
MYA: Absolutely. With campaigns like NOH8 and advocates like Hillary Clinton supporting the LGBT community, I believe the masses are becoming more aware of bullying tragedies, unequal laws and humanity’s common thread. And the effect of that has been a progression away from divided thinking and human acceptance.
Nicholan: Who are YOUR top 3 “Sound’N Good Artist of the Moment?”
MYA: 1. John Legend 2. Kacey Musgraves 3. Emeli Sande
Nicholan: On The N Crowd, we have discussions on dating and relationships–what advice would you give to someone looking for love?
MYA: Don’t look to people or things to be your savior. Look above, search within. It’s okay to be alone. Take the opportunity and gift of aloneness to be still, read, write, pray and discover you–What do you want out of life…etc. Find your true self and true love will find the true you. And never forget…there are many different forms of love. It surrounds us every second.
Very cool right!? We would like to THANK Mya for taking the time to keep us “Nspired” through her interview and of course, through her music! Thanks Mya and CONGRATULATIONS for being in the music industry for 16 years in counting!!! #SweetXVI
Download Mya’s latest EP, “Sweet XVI,” on iTunes today! I got my copy and it’s HOT! #TeamGoodMusic