ELECTRONIC POP IS BEING BROUGHT TO LIFE AGAIN,FROM SHARING A STAGE TO TAKING IT SOLO ‘MIEARS’ IS READY TO SHOW YOU WHO SHE REALLY IS WITH NEW SINGLE ‘REACHING’ AND DEBUT EP! 

 What is your name?Michelle Miears aka MIEARS

What is your genre of music?

Electronic Pop

Can you give us a little bio?  

I am a producer/singer/songwriter from Houston, TX. I have been singing, playing keyboard, and writing songs since I was 10 years old. My genre of choice is electronic pop music, and I love producing and writing sad-but-dancy songs. I am a member of a band called BLSHS and have a solo project called MIEARS. MIEARS is my fully self-written/produced/performed/recorded project, and I have an EP releasing on 2/17/17.  

What made you get into music?

My grandparents were both musicians: my Papa was in a band called The Sparkles and my Papa and Nana both performed together in a country band called The Branded Four. My grandparents were very influential in my love for music: I think it’s in my genes. I started playing piano by ear and writing and recording songs into a karaoke machine when I was 10 years old. I was just naturally very drawn to singing and songwriting. 

Are you signed?

I am currently working with an independent label called Loose Narrative the release of Who Will Save You?

You just released ‘Reaching’ as a single from your debut EP, Who Will Save You?. Tell us more about it.  

A lot of my writing comes from feeling caught in the past, kind of like the butterfly effect. I have had a really hard time moving forward from my past for many reasons, so I reaching is kind of an analogy to that. Reaching is a desperate yet wishful song. Still caring about someone and wanting to be there for them, even though time, experiences, and distance has separated you, is challenging. I feel like the care never really goes away. But it’s hard because there’s this wall between you, and you don’t have any guarantee that they will ever let you in again when you are no longer in the close role that you once held in their life.

What can we expect from the EP?

This EP is very emotionally driven. It is my constant inner dialogue in the form of a musical narrative, essentially exploring the ups and downs of my relationship patterns. I love epic, emotive chord progressions and vocal melodies, so those are typically the drivers behind my songwriting. Who Will Save You? is a synthy, melodic soundscape, filled with emotional question-marks, epiphanies, and the cycles between both.

Can you describe each track in three words?

Directional: Emotional, pleading, hopeful. 

 Reaching: Longing, nostalgic, captive. 

 Who Will Save You?: Epiphany, grace, strength. 

 Echoes: Desperation, empty, sorrow. 

He Never Loved Me: Scorned, cynical, realism. 

 Cycle: Insanity, weakness, succumb.

Will you be heading out on tour in support of the EP?

My EP release show is on 3/3/17 at White Oak Music Hall in Houston, TX with Tee Vee and Pearl Crush. I am currently booking for 2017 and hope to add more dates ASAP!

Who was the first person you showed your EP to once completed?

My mom 🙂

You are the frontwoman for BLSHS as well– How is it different from sharing a stage to going solo?  

The biggest difference is that BLSHS is a collaboration between people from a creative perspective. I wrote the vocals and dabbled in the instrumental production with BLSHS, but MIEARS was a true solo-effort from a creative perspective. Each track was written, composed, produced, performed, and recorded by me from my home studio. I wanted to be the only musician on the EP. It gave me total creative autonomy, which was a lot of fun. For females in the electronic music space, it is often assumed that we did not produce the track… I’ve seen it happen to the best of the best. Bjork and Grimes have talked about it in interviews. Since releasing Reaching, I have already had a few people assume that I did not produce the track…so unfortunately I have already seen it happening. From a live perspective, MIEARS is a bit different than BLSHS in that I wanted to add a bit of a “live” element to the set, so I have a drummer who will be translating my drum parts in a live setting. I will still be playing my keytar though, just like I do with BLSHS.

What was it like working with John Griffin? Did he give you any advice?  

John is an amazing engineer. I decided to have the EP mixed by someone other than myself because I wanted a fresh set of ears on the mix. John’s ears are the best!! He really polished everything off. I sat in with John on and off throughout the mixing process, so it’s always a learning experience to sit with an engineer and experience working through the process in real-time.

Do you play any instruments?

I play piano, flute, and drums (mostly rudimental snare drum from my experience in marching band).

Who are your influences?

Imogen Heap, Enya, Ji Nilsson, Ellie Goulding, Lights, Grimes

How do you get inspiration when writing songs?

All of my songs are inspired by real-life experiences and emotions. Sometimes I am living a real-life experience and am instantly inspired to sit down at a piano and write about how I am feeling, and other times I am in a super nostalgic mood or brooding about the past or the future, and it puts me in a state of mind to write. Usually I start with a chord progression and work the song out from there, so a chord progression alone can draw out a particular emotion in me and then ultimately a song.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

Hopefully in 5 years I will have majorly developed my production and songwriting skills and released a few more EPs or LPs. Maybe I will help compose or produce a movie-score (this is on my mental to-do list). I know that I will still be making music in some form or fashion, because I am obsessed with it.

When you’re not doing music, what do you do?

I spend time with my 11 year old rescue toy poodle, Bootsy, and I volunteer at the Montgomery County Animal Shelter each Sunday walking dogs. I also love spending time with my family; my favorite thing is visiting my mom and going shopping with her or grabbing a bite to eat. I do have a day job as well, so I spend at least 40 hours a week as an Account Manager.  

What’s  the best advice you have ever been given?

I’ve had my handful of times where I wanted to give up because I didn’t feel like I was good enough or would ever be good enough. During one of these episodes, a wise person once said: “Just don’t do that”. Seriously, this phrase repeats in my head when I have these negative thoughts. “Don’t do that” is the most simple, yet practical advice I have ever been given, when I am doubting myself (which is often).

What advice would you give to aspiring musicians– not about the industry, just as an artist?

You have to start somewhere, and you have to put yourself out there. Even if you’re scared and even if you don’t think your music or your skill level is “good enough”, just go for it – your music will develop and your skill level will develop and improve. If you don’t actively practice your passion, you will be stuck in your bedroom daydreaming about it (like I did for many years). It’s scary, but you have to just go for it!! Meet other musicians, go to their shows, talk shop, swap contact information, join a band, write a song, create a SoundCloud – whatever step is your first step, take it…and then take another and another! Each day, you will grow as an artist if you keep taking steps.

What quote or saying do you always stick by?

“To have your family and loved ones around until the very end, that’s true love, my friend. That’s as real as it gets” – My Papa.

Where is your dream venue to perform?

Anywhere in NYC!!! Probably some cool small club in the Lower East Side… I played in NYC once for CMJ with BLSHS, and I fell in love with the city, so I would love to go back and experience it again and again!

When you are at a gig, what are 5 things you cannot forget?

My lucky jewelry, my lucky penny, my keytar (and the rest of my gear), a blazer, and throat coat tea.

 You just come back off tour to your hometown;
1/ Where do you visit first? 

The animal shelter if it’s a Sunday, then my dad’s for dinner.
2/ Where do you eat first? Benjy’s on Washington
3/ Who do you see first? My toy poodle, Bootsy!!
Do you have social media accounts so your fans can follow you?

Definitely! – https://instagram.com/_miears , https://twitter.com/_miears , https://facebook.com/miearsmusic , https://soundcloud.com/miearsmusic , http://miearsmusic.tumblr.com

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Day 6 – #BBWEEKOFVIDSONMOTF

 DAY SIX VIDEO SIX!
Brock Baker’s video number six is his cover of Andy Grammer’s song ‘ Good To Be Alive (Hallelujah)’
Straight away diving in to the song is Brock’s fruity vocals, even though it has a slower start to the original it still takes you in the journey of the lyrics just the same. 
Brock added his own touch to his version and it makes it better and the chorus in Brock’s version is again a low beat but still has the catchy rhythm to the track.
The Uke is a fantastic touch to this video and really brings out Brock’s different vocal tones , he has so many and it’s so great to see in the different songs his plays.

Check it out below 

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REVIEW: NAOMI IS HERE WITH LATEST TRACK ‘TAKE BACK THE POWER – GBX REMIX’

Straight away just grabs you instantly with the upbeat funky start which then you start to hear vox ‘Dream A Little’ which you instantly feel what the track is about,then boom the video is car driving on a road to nowhere but then we hear ‘Dream A Little Louder’ and the video flashes to the USA tells you Naomi is ready to take on the states without a fight.Vocally storng and silvery but has her own sound making the video and track very unique and enjoyable to listen too.

A great track that can learn you a lesson but take you on your own journey in your own way and dance your way there. this is something to get on shuffle asap!

I am really looking forward to hearing more of what Naomi has to offer.
Take a Listen of ‘Take Back The Power – GBX Remix ‘ Below

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Website: http://www.naomimusic.co.uk/

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REVIEW: TRACK 3  ‘BACKSEAT’ OFF CARINA ROUND BRAND NEW ALBUM ‘DERANGED TO DIVINE’ OUT  29TH JULY 2016

CARINA ROUND IS SET TO RELEASE ‘DERANGED TO DIVINE’ ON THE 29TH JULY 2016
With a Sneak Peak I got , I have to say this is a track and Album you need to be waiting for!
Track 3 ‘Backseat’ 
A soft and peaceful piano intro with a strong rhythm.

Singable and catchy all the way through makes you wonder how the rest of the album will sound.

Carina sings throughout beautifully and puts real feelings in to the lyrics making the track original and performed with so much professionalism.
Make sure you pre-order ‘DERANGED TO DIVINE’

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ALSO CARINA IS HEADING OUT ON TOUR BE SURE TO GET TIX IN YOUR CITY 

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SKYLER CHISSELL IS READY SET THE MUSIC ON ‘FIRE’ CHECK OUT MORE ABOUT WHAT THE NEW SENSATION IS ABOUT WITH MY INTERVIEW WITH HER!

What is your Full Name?

Skyler Chissell

 

How old are you?
I am 16 years old

 

What is your genre of music?
Well my debut track “Fire” is a mixture of urban/dance as Snoop Dogg wanted to feature on the track and in the video, he also wrote his own lyrics which was amazing, but going forward my music is geared more around alternative/punk with a pop mix.

 

Give us a little Bio of you.
My Mum is English and grew up in Bournemouth and my dad is American so I have joint citizenship and spend my time between the UK and the US.  I was born in Virginia Beach, VA, and moved to California when I was 11 to pursue a modeling and acting career. I’m pretty much a typical 16 year old girl. I love going to the mall, hanging out with friends, and watching horror movies and vine videos of Nash Grier. When I’m not in the studio I love to spend time at the beach or go to the park with my rescue dog Mouse, and as an avid soccer fan I make sure I watch all of the Arsenal games.

 

How long have you been doing music?
I’ve been singing for fun as long as I can remember, but professionally only about 6 months. I worked with a music producer, Mike Gonsolin of Trend Def Studios in LA, on some cover songs which I wanted to put on youtube. I had so much fun working with him and the sound was great so he offered to write me an original song, which is “FIRE”.

 

What made you go into music?
Just simple passion. Music isn’t a job to me as I enjoy it so much. I can spend hours all day listening to and writing music and then all evening often until 1am in the studio recording. My whole allowance goes on downloading music or on old vinyl records that I collect.

 

Are you a signed Artist?
Not yet, but I do have some meetings scheduled in February and March so check back at #Skylersmusic for updates.

What instruments do you play?
Unfortunately none, I was taking piano lessons but my instructor and I would spend all lesson coming up with new song ideas and lyrics. I do want to take some time to learn guitar and drums going forward.

 

Who are your influences?
Christina Aguilera, Beyonce, The 1975, Hey Violet, Blink-182 and All Time Low.

 

When will your new material be out?
I have 3 more originals already recorded and produced which will be available on an EP in the beginning or mid-February, and my producer and I are currently working on a love ballad.

How do you get inspiration to write songs?
Everyday things really, my own experiences, people watching and places I visit, I also take away a lot from my friend’s stories about boy troubles and school. I will often go on the roof of my apartment building in LA late at night and just watch the stars which gives me a clear mind and enables me to write for hours without any interruptions.

 

Where do you see yourself in 2-5 Years?
Hopefully I will be lucky enough to make a career out of my passion and will be playing around the world, I love to travel and meet new people. I equally love to write as much as I do sing, so I would love to write songs for other artists. I would also like to get some animals friends for my rescue dog, Mouse from the LA Shelter.
You were discovered by Snoop Dogg, how did that come about?

My record producer, Mike Gonsolin, wrote “FIRE” for me as a solo track which originally had a second verse. When we heard the final recording we loved the result and he thought it was good enough and would be perfect for a feature with Snoop Dogg who he had worked with before. He sent Snoop Dogg my recording and he loved it. He not only wanted to feature but wanted to be in the video also and he wanted to personally write his own lyrics to make it more of collaboration with me. We spent all day from 8am through midnight shooting the video in an abandoned warehouse in downtown LA and when we weren’t shooting or on break Snoop Dogg mentored me on how to be successful and how to build a career.

 

What was your first reaction?
Beyond excited and a little nervous, it is not every day you get to work with such a living legend as Snoop Dogg, He was such an amazing person to work with.

 

You are releasing ‘Fire’, your Single later this month, tell us more about it.
Yes, the official release date for “FIRE” is Jan 29.  We are having a release party at my PR company in the UK and I am also scheduled for a two week promotional tour where I will appearing on TV shows and doing radio and press interviews in London, Birmingham, Exeter, Cambridge, Manchester, Liverpool and my home town of Bournemouth.

 

Will you be releasing an Album, if so when?
Yes, I will be releasing an EP of 4 songs plus a bonus track of a party remix of “Fire” this will be out start to mid-February. The new songs are amazing and I hope people will love them as much as I do.

 

Will you be heading out on Tour? if so where?
Nothing scheduled as yet but would certainly love to do so in the future and would love to open for some of my favorite bands such as the Vamps.

 

You are coming to the UK, what are you most excited about?
I had hoped to spend some time with my family, I have joint US/UK citizenship as my mother is English so I have many Aunts, Uncles and cousins there, but the interest in “FIRE” has been so amazing that I  have been invited to interview and guest appear on TV shows and in studio radio appearances across the country so I won’t get to spend as much time with them as I had hoped, but am beyond excited that I have this opportunity to promote my original songs and live my dream.

 

If you wasn’t doing music what would you be doing?
I have always been involved in animal rescue and volunteer at local animal shelters and my Mum manages a low cost veterinary clinic where I also help out, I am also obsessed with Penguins so my second career choice would be Marine Biologist to help save and rescue stranded and or endangered marine animals.

 

When you’re not doing music,what do you do?
If my Mum is reading this then schoolwork, if she isn’t then watching crazy vine videos of Nash Grier or watching horror movies with my friends. I also love the beach and spend a lot of time there with my friends and my dog, but pretty much I am always doing music in some capacity as I am always listening to or getting inspiration for music from what is around me wherever I am. My friends and I also get invited to a lot of parties on the weekends where we literally dance all night.

 

If you could collaborate with one UK Artist or band who would it be?
The Vamps seem like they would be really cool to work with not only because they have great music but they seem to have fun with it, and the fact they also hang out with Brooklyn Beckham doesn’t hurt!

If you could collaborate with one USA Artist or band who would it be?
It would have to be Christina Aguilera as her voice is amazing and I have idolized her since I was little, I have also covered her song “Hurt” because I loved how much emotion truly went into the song.

 

Where is your dream venue or festival to perform in UK?
I would love to perform at the O2 Arena in London because it would be super cool to be on a stage in the heart of England and I could catch an Arsenal match before the show. GO GUNNERS!
Where is your dream venue or festival to perform in USA?
I would have to say Madison Square Garden just because growing up I would hear people say that “ once you perform at Madison Square Garden you know that you’ve made it”.

 

What’s the best advice you have ever been given?
Work hard and stay true to yourself. Also, that there is a lot of rejection in this industry so never give up and don’t take it personally.

 

What advice would you give to aspiring musicians?
If you have a passion then never give it up even if people tell you that you won’t make it, everyone has a different opinion and if you work hard you will find where you belong.

 

What quote or saying do you always stick by?
I’m not a Princess and I don’t need saving, I’m a Queen I got this shit handled!

 

Do you have social media accounts so your fans can follow you?
Instagram @skylersmusic
Twitter @skylersmusic
Youtube: skylerchissell
 

 

SKYLER’S SINGLE IS NOW OUT CALLED ‘FIRE’ FT SNOOP DOGG!

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