From her distinct wig, make up and hats; you can’t help but to take notice of Mira Blues. Her unique appearance isn’t a character, it’s a way of life. Mira is promoting the idea of being the best version of yourself in a way that makes you confident…for her, it just happens to be with the color blue. Her goal is to aid others in finding their own “Mira Blues.”
Mira Blues bring a different style of music to the masses known as“Cynical Soul Pop”. Her style is influenced by Blues, Jazz, R&B and Hip-hop. With an unmistakable wisdom beyond her years and accession to music, we sat down to find more about Mira Blues in our exclusive discussion.
For those just discovering you, who exactly is Mira Blues? How would you describe your sound/style and what you’re all about?
Mira Blues: I’m just out here in a blue wig trying to get people to be themselves. I’m heavily influenced by Blues, Jazz, R&B, and Hip Hop. I like catchy hooks, combined with melodies you can feel, infused with a message. I want to create music that makes the listener paint their own picture- something they can relate to their own experiences. I call my genre “Cynical Soul Pop.”
Where did all begin while at the same time knowing this is what you wanted to do?
Mira Blues: I started singing along with a Lion King Cassette tape when I was a baby. My mom played Patsy Cline for me a lot. I’m the youngest of three, and my whole family is musically inclined. Hearing Lauryn Hill, Christina Aguilera, and Janis Joplin changed my life. I liked singers with big soulful voices. I never made the decision to be a singer- I actually tried to avoid pursuing music- the immensity of my passion scared me. Eventually, I gave in. Five years ago, I started writing music and recording, and I just haven’t stopped.
You use the motto, “It’s not just a wig it’s a lifestyle” and can you elaborate where that saying comes from and the meaning behind it?
Mira Blues: People frequently ask me if “Mira Blues” is an alter ego, or even simply a stage name. They ask if “Mira Blues” is my “Hannah Montana” or “Sasha Fierce”. I am Mira Blues. The wig, the makeup, the hats…that stuff is just my armor, my most effective form. “Mira Blues” is like my Sailor Moon. I’m the most comfortable and confident this way. The motto represents being the best version of yourself. I’m not just trying to promote the color blue, I’m promoting the idea of being yourself in a way that makes you confident and happy- whatever that looks like for you…for me, it just happens to be blue. I want to inspire people to find their own “Mira Blues” and be proud and confident. I’m just trying to create a character I can live with…because wherever I go, there I am.
Is there a style of music or artist you’d say has been the most influential to you; what about that style or person have you found to be so impactful?
Mira Blues: I respect all genres and styles. If I feel it, I’m impacted. Some of my favorites singers are Lauryn Hill, Christina Aguilera, Pink, Amy Winehouse. They each have different styles, but they all incorporate soul into their music. I can’t say one artist influenced me the most…it’s been a mosaic of pieces from different people and sounds all throughout my life.
How would you say you’re different from other musicians and artists?
Mira Blues: I don’t know anyone else that has a Blue Creep Family. My fans are unmatched. They’re loving, supportive, creative, inspiring, and they’re part of my team/journey. They are all different ages, and from different parts of the world. They don’t make fan art, they make FAM Art, because they truly are my family. They call themselves the Blue Creeps. They are the people I had been writing to for years, but just hadn’t met them yet. I’m so grateful for my Blue Creeps. I talk to a group of about 15-20 of them, daily, in a group chat. They have changed my life and inspire me to be the best version of myself. I love them.
Other than that, this is a weird question to answer about myself.
What is your creative process like? Are there any themes and topics you try to focus on in your music?
My creative process varies. Sometimes it begins on the piano just playing chords I like, and I see where it goes. I’m constantly writing- documenting experiences and moments. Sometimes a line or concept will stand out to me, and I’ll start building a song. When I write with/for other artists, I try to start by just having a conversation, and seeing where it goes- it tends to sparks an idea.
I write what I’m thinking, what I’m going through, or I try to explain common human emotions in a different way- usually through metaphor. Music is life is love. I’m typically writing about love in some form, whether it be positive or negative.
You’re the lead female vocalist of something known as Music of Duality, can you explain what exactly that is?
Duality (@MusicofDuality) is a band/project that I am part of. My producer, Cas Haruna (“Haruna”), began writing the music over 10 years ago. It’s progressive, electro, soul, edm, pop… those are words I would use, separately, to describe it. I started working with Haruna just over a year ago, and since then, we have released my debut EP ‘The Wait’, and nearly completed the debut full length album for Duality ‘Symmetry’. It’s theatrical, it’s real, it’s a little eccentric, catchy, and it’s a fusion of our two styles. Progressive metal and EDM, meet Soul RnB and pop. Stay tuned for the album!
What are you currently working on and plan on working on in the future?
I am working on quite a few exciting projects with some amazing artists. Haruna and I also have another new project that I’m SO excited for, as well as the release of the Duality Album I mentioned. I can’t say much more, but I’m writing, recording, and I’ll be performing live. You’ll be seeing and hearing from me this year, I can promise you that!