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MILES Talks New Single, "MISS INDEPENDENT"

Leading with his unique sound, LA rapper and singer-songwriter MILES is setting up to be one of our favorite artists after his latest release.

Los Angeles rapper and singer songwriter MILES talks to MUD Magazine about his creative process and his latest single " MISS INDEPENDENT"
Photo: Jacqueline Day.

Your new pop-rap single “MISS INDEPENDENT” is so dope. From inception to recording it in the studio, what was the creative process behind this song?


First of all, thank you so much. I got in the studio with Ryan OG, who is a super dope producer. We wanted to make something with a message of empowerment but with a modern-day spin on it. He came up with a crazy beat and I hopped in the booth, and we had the melodies for the song almost immediately. Within the next couple of hours, we fit the puzzle pieces of the message into the song through the lyrics. The beautiful thing about this song and why I like it so much is how effortlessly it came together and how good it felt since we finished it.


At its core, what is the theme of this drop? Is there a particular experience or influence that inspired it?


The main theme in “MISS INDEPENDENT” is to pay no attention to what everyone else’s idea of how you should live, specifically when it comes to making money and creating the life you’ve always wanted for yourself.


Your style combines the feel-good and upbeat vibes of pop with the unique voice and lyricism of rap. How would you define your sound?


When I started making music, I never wanted to pick a genre; I wanted to take every single piece of my influences and find a way to incorporate it into a sound that truly felt like it was genuine and my own. Since then, I’ve narrowed it down into a lane with so much freedom to lean anyway I want, while staying within my sound. I make music that you can listen to when you’re happy, when you’re sad, when you’re partying, when you’re at home, when you’re driving – no matter what occasion. My goal is for just a little bit of the energy that I have for life will rub off onto whoever is listening.


Los Angeles rapper and singer songwriter MILES talks to MUD Magazine about his creative process and his latest single " MISS INDEPENDENT"
Photo: Jacqueline Day.

Where and when are you most creative? Is it a particular place, time, or a state-of-mind?