Mia LJ – This Livin
Jersey Shore producer and lead vocalist Mia LJ of New York released a single that debuted on iTunes Top 200 alternative charts followed by Top 150 DRT charts at 90, entitled “Coming Down”.
The song was produced, mixed, and mastered by Michael Smilovitch who goes by the creative name styled SM1LO (pronounced smi-lo). “Coming Down” is a follow up to his previous release “Love To Hurt”, which featured Radio Head and lead female vocal from Mia LJ. SM1LO and Mia LJ co-wrote on the record with Mia LJ writing the top line.
“Coming Down” has been featured on Spotify playlist to include Eonity who says “Nice flow”. Other feedback includes Liquid Sounds “production and vocal work here is really dope”.
A prominent Grammy board member states “Definitely one of the best songs I’ve heard this year” followed by “vocals and arrangement are great”. Currently, the team has tapped A1 Visions to direct the pending video. Previously, A1 directed Mia LJ’s releases “This Is Livin” and “Ambiguous”.
Discuss the relevance of social networking to music.
It’s so important personally, to connect with people who listen to my music because that is a very valuable part of me where the music stems from. I intend to spread a message, a very powerful message to be able to connect with people all across the universe. This is a universal message. It stems from a place of love.
Go into detail on why you decided to choose music as a career.
When I was 4 years old I became captivated by Jimi Hendrix, Lenny Kravitz, and the Fall out Boys and dedicated my life when I got a guitar 5.
Brief us the feedback you are getting from fans on your music.
“You are incredibly gifted and talented, you have a heart of what you are producing, I want to encourage you to just keep being you…”
“Obsessed with your music! Keep it up”
“To Z100 and H&M’s around the world (fire emoji)”
“This is one of the trippiest things I’ve ever heard.”
Tell us how you record your song.
I recorded this at Smilo’s studio in Jersey City during a kickback. He pulled up the record and wrote to it in 15 minutes. In hours vocal tracking was done.
Tell us the story behind the song.
It’s about synthetic love and letting yourself get lost in a toxic love, but you find it addictive. There is a balance of light and dark, but this song is based on physical sex, more physical than everything. The love makes me feel high. You’re under the influence of love but you are never coming down.
State your musical skills.
I play six instruments – piano, guitar, 10-string Spanish guitar. ukulele, bass, and drum. I sing, song-write, produce and mix.
Tell us how long it takes to complete a song from the start.
Including writing, tracking, mixing, and mastering – 4 hours.
Go into detail on how you develop your lyrics and melody.
My source of inspiration stems from experiences based on the past, present, and future. I write about my emotions and dreams.
State your favorite genres of music.
I love Jazz (1950), indie rock, R&B.
Describe the chemistry between you and your fans during a live performance.
The chemistry is fluid. This is what I live for, to be able to find yourself and lose yourself all at once. Radiating and receiving energy.
State your artist’s name and elaborate on it.
MIA LJ – When I was in elementary school my teacher always told me to write my full name, I felt it was too long. So I got Mia LJ.
Discuss your rehearsal.
Quick and easy. All members come in understanding the arrangement for the full set for the live show. Also, since I write all the arrangements, it makes it easy for me to play it to them and all will be on the same page.
Discuss your music career.
It’s just getting started. From independently releasing my debut worldwide, gaining 10’s thousands of streams, to playing festivals, to charting National Digital Radio and we’re just getting started.
List your musical work.
This Living Ambiguous, Take Me To The Night, Coming Down more to come in the vault…..
Share your memorable experiences with us.
My first performance ever at 13 years old. I performed at an open mic at the music store. I grew up in the music store. There were 5 people and most of them worked in the store. Everyone went crazy and made me feel lit.