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Meet Mia Mormino

Today we’d like to introduce you to Mia Mormino.

Alright, so thank you so much for sharing your story and insight with our readers. To kick things off, can you tell us a bit about how you got started?
I was introduced to the arts as a kid when my parents put me in dance classes at the age of three. I immediately “fell in love” with the concept of dance and went on doing that for about 15 years. I competed and performed all around the country in multiple teams and knew from about eight years old I wanted to become a professional dancer. As I grew up, I still loved dancing and all it entailed but felt I needed a more direct way of releasing the new emotions I was experiencing. So, I sat down, wrote my first song, “Conflicted,” and the rest was history. I still love dancing, but the way singing and songwriting make me feel is indescribable.

I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle free, but so far would you say the journey have been a fairly smooth road?
It definitely hasn’t been a smooth road, but I wouldn’t change any of it for the world. The challenges along the way have shaped me to be who I am and have contributed immensely to my music. My single, “Ribs,” touches on my experiences with body dysmorphia and an eating disorder, while my new single coming out, “Showtime,” discusses word for word the story of being cheated on. At the moment, situations like those were so awful I didn’t think I could move on, but now, they’ve allowed me to connect with a larger amount of people through the pain and suffering I was in but, more importantly, the art I turned it into. The music that is coming out next year really focuses on the battle with my mental health I just recently conquered. In April 2021, I had hit rock bottom and decided the amount of time spent on this earth was going to stop then. Luckily I was able to get help, and now I can share those moments of pure defeat through my music.

Thanks – so what else should our readers know about your work and what you’re currently focused on?
The short answer is I’m a singer/songwriter, but within that, there are about 50 other titles I hold. For example, when it comes to music videos, I’m the treatment writer, location scout, set designer/builder, costume designer, makeup artist, choreographer, co-director, talent scout, and of course, I write the music and record the vocals. I do it all myself. I obviously couldn’t do any of it if I didn’t hire the incredible crews I’ve worked with, but the point I’m trying to make is that I don’t have a label, manager, marketing team, or publicist creating/funding my work. I want to think I’m known for the amount of authenticity in my lyrics, attention to detail in videos, and overall, my ability to be real with my fans/followers. I’m definitely most proud of my attention to detail across the board. I’m a meticulous person, so every song, music video, social media post, etc., has to be exactly how I envision it, which is usually very full out and empowering.

What do you like best about our city? What do you like least?
In LA, I love the fact that you never know who you will be sitting next to at a restaurant. Although I’ve lived here my whole life, seeing celebrities never gets old, even though they are literally just regular people. Not to mention, it’s pretty inspiring when you’re face to face with someone you grew up watching or listening to. On the opposite hand, a solid 70% of people that live here think they are so much better than everybody else, and it gets really old really fast. I don’t care if someone is the prettiest, richest, most successful human being in the world; it should never give them a pass on being rude. But, in the eloquent words of Frank Sinatra…”That’s life.” I pride myself in being a part of the 30% of LA locals who have genuine, kind-hearted souls. No matter how successful I become, my morals, respect, and pure love for all things living in this world will never change.

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Levi Jawara, Marina Borovikova, ROLOEDOLO

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