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INTERVIEW: Myah Sky

Hi Myah, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?

Thank you! You know, it’s a really exciting time. Releasing music is epic – we’re delivering a finished product to the listener, yet so much has to happen to get us to this point. It’s a fun journey.

Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Closure”?

My new release ‘Closure’ has a great contrast of emotions and this was definitely an intentional thing. The lyrics illustrate pain, whilst the production lifts you up – so upbeat and easy to vibe to.  The lyrics reach out to those who are familiar with a need to find answers – it’s about not understanding why or how something has happened. Without closure, the puzzle of any relationship feels as though it has been left unsolved.

Did any event in particular inspire you to write this song?

‘Closure’ was written with a personal chain of events in mind – which all triggered the same emotion. It can relate to friends, family, lovers and more. I’m sure we’ve all experienced a situation when someone acts out of character, or something happens in your life that you can’t quite explain – whether that’s a sudden end and an even quicker beginning. It’s easier to reach closure if you come to an understanding, and that’s what this song is about.

Any plans to release a video for the single?

We have talked about a video for this one; it would definitely be a lot of fun. There are lots of ideas flying around at the moment; I’m excited to see where we take it.

How was the recording and writing process?

The process of writing and recording ‘Closure’ was not my usual way of working.  Writing comes naturally to me, and I can work fast if I’m in the studio with a producer – if the beat is already there I can normally have a track finished in one session. Whenever I feel an emotion in my everyday life, that I need to get off my chest, whether it’s sadness, happiness, anger, love or lust, I’ll sing to myself and jot down a couple lyrics on my phone.

‘Closure’ happens to be one of those tracks that came together after about 4 weeks of dipping in and out of it whilst going through certain life experiences. Once I had finished I went straight to producers Dr Vades to record a demo, which allowed them to understand what I had to say and work their magic.

How has your upbringing influenced your writing?

I have come from a musical family but I wouldn’t say my upbringing has influenced my writing as such – singing and writing comes from within. We all have different outlets to express ourselves, and music is mine. Two people can have the same upbringing or background and find passion or an escape in different things. When I feel any kind of emotion, I sing or write… it’s just who I am.

Does your new single mean we can expect a new album – how’s that coming along?

Anything could happen. I have a lot of music, which is a great position to be in – and wherever we turn next will be another adventure. I’d like to release an album at some point for sure, but at the moment I think these singles have a power in them that speak for themselves.

Any plans to hit the road?

I want to let my music sit with it’s audience before hitting the road. I really think it’s important to give the listener some time to take you in. I’d love to tour a body of work sometime soon, but I think I’ll let the listener decide when that time will be. I love traveling, and there’s nothing like performing live…

2018 could be a great year for that!

What else is happening next in Myah Sky’s world?

As time goes by the plan might change and another door might open! The goal post is always moving. I have plenty of material up my sleeve and I’m always growing – so more music is definitely on the cards.

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