“When I was younger I expressed my interests in multiple fields, I played sports, I told my parents I wanted to be a doctor or lawyer,” said Mia Grace, a soulful pop singer who came from a musical family, adding, “I was all over the place but I always loved music and just did anything I could and they supported me doing whatever I put my mind to.”
With her family behind her 100%, Mia Grace decided pretty early on what path she wanted to take and that’s where we begin. Along the way we touch on her new single, “Stuck,” her studies, and more in this back and forth.
Kendra: When did you start to show an interest in music, and when did you realize that you wanted to make it a career?
Mia Grace: I kinda always imagined it for myself but around 13 I started collaborating with people to potentially put out a record and start a career for myself.
Kendra: Let’s talk about “Stuck” because it is this great blend of R&B and pop. What was going on internally when this song came about for you?
Mia Grace: I started writing the song to a different beat initially. I was just on a roll and wrote four other songs and my goal was to write about different topics or from different angles. I have a fascination with the moon and the stars so I wanted to use that and use other elements of the earth to expand on it.
Kendra: Will we hear “Stuck” alongside some other songs on an EP or LP soon?
Mia Grace: Yes, Stuck is one of many! The next single will be completely different from Stuck so I’m excited for people to hear me in a different light!
Kendra: Right now you’re getting your education online at Berklee College of Music. What do you hope to learn there that you may not have otherwise?
Mia Grace: Well, I’m studying lots of different aspects of the industry, business, theory, songwriting, production, etc. I just finished a music video editing course as well as keyboard. The amazing thing is that when I’m feeling stuck or frustrated it helps me get back on track and in the right direction. The classes directly impact my life, like I said earlier I took a music video editing course, now I’m working on editing my video and a few others. I wouldn’t be otherwise and haven’t done so before. It’s just awesome, I also love running into alumni, which I do frequently!
Kendra: With all that has transpired this year, how do you feel 2020 has shaped your creativity and drive moving forward?
Mia Grace: It’s definitely increased my drive. All the time I was quarantined I made music and planned my release. It made me realize I should only be spending my time on what I want to do with my life. Although I had been planning for years now, I had finally reached a point and it just perfectly helped me laser focus on what I need to do.
Kendra: Usually, this is where I ask people what they have planned in the coming months but with the world in a strange place right now, plans aren’t as concrete as they typically are. You can go ahead and let us know what you have tentatively planned but can you also share a song that never fails to get you through when the world around you feels like a mess?
Mia Grace: There may be a few live shows streamed, definitely a lot more posting and engaging with my audience online. The music video will come out soon after the release which is October 2nd! Throughout quarantine I’ve been engulfing myself in Snoh Aalegra basically, she is a queen. Also, my favorites Brandy and Michael Jackson, if you really wanna lift your spirits “I Wanna Be Where You Are” will DEFINITELY take you there!