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Meet Myaar Moneir

Today we’d like to introduce you to Myaar Moneir.

Myaar, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I’ve always had a natural love for music, singing and playing instruments, so my intent was always to be a musician. I started to be really inspired when I was fourteen, right before high school. My sister was visiting from college and brought home this DVD of Michael Jackson’s Dangerous Concert Tour that she borrowed from her roommate. I always loved Michael, but watching the goat in action at that time was perfect because it reflected back to me why music was my desire in the first place. Fourteen was also when I started taking myself seriously as an artist, singing everywhere I could, entering talent shows, posting covers to youtube, recording demos — the whole bit.

Gaining that experience gave me the confidence to begin my creative journey, which is what I truly wanted, so I put the money from the talent shows toward a recording mic and Pro Tools and saved up for stage equipment like a key-tar, amplifier, and sampler. Starting alone, I had to be my own band and produce myself, and it was a lot of work, but I loved it. Expressing myself through my own words and sounds was such an exciting feeling. Remembering my first lyrics and synth melodies make me nostalgic. I became a sponge to the process and wanted to create and learn as much as possible. I eventually started a few bands with some producers I met along the way. Playing shows with them and other bands gave me more insight into modern music culture.

Eventually, I departed from the bands to focus on my own creative desires again. But being a singer in the midwest was only getting me so far and I felt limited. So I took the initiative to make the cross-country move to Los Angeles, California. Shortly after my move, the pandemic hit and I was confused as anyone about how to operate under these new circumstances. But using that time to focus on music was necessary. I started posting covers again after being inspired by other singers stuck at home. That reconnection with the throwback R&B songs I’ve loved my whole life inspired my new single “Love Dreams”. The song feels to me like a perfect representation of who I am as an artist and a person. It really renewed my spirit, I love its message of believing what you want is already yours. I feel like now is the true beginning, and I’m so excited about it and the future.

Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
Nothing worth doing is easy! First of all, I don’t come from a family of musicians. I’m first generation in an Egyptian family and was raised in the suburbs of Ohio. My goals are basically unheard of where I come from and are treated as “out there”. Everywhere you go, you’re surrounded by limiting ideals of what life should be like, but I’ve learned to remain unbothered by opinions. Being a young woman alone in LA is pretty challenging. I work all the time and miss my friends and family so much. I feel compelled to take sacrifices for the sake of my desired future. Another obstacle others can probably relate to is getting into a controlling relationship with one of my first producers. I was naive and under the impression that it was going to help my career, but my every move was no longer up to me, including the way I expressed myself. I learned to never let someone else’s insecurities dictate my actions again, especially when it comes to my dreams. There are so many unpredicted obstacles I’ve faced like lack of resources, time, etc. but I always overcome and find a way through it. I’m so grateful for how far I’ve come and what I’ve learned. I know now that nothing and no one can stop me. It’s liberating!

Can you give our readers some background on your music?
I’m an Alternative R&B / Pop Recording Artist. I’m known for my voice, vocal technique and range. Experimenting with my voice has been one of my favorite things to do since I was a kid. I like the idea that the voice is a natural instrument which is the main inspo behind why most of my photos are in nature. I feel like my highest, most natural self when I’m singing. The nature aesthetic also comes from my desire to escape and to feel my truest self. You’ll hear from my lyrics that I’m a hopeless romantic longing for something real. Sonically, my beats are moody with a lot of bass and groove. My melodies are rhythmic and effortless. The intention is always to feel real, so it is felt deeply by anyone who hears it. I only write autobiographically for this reason as well. I love incorporating elements of Egyptian music as well because it’s dramatic and mysterious in a way.

It also allows me to connect more with myself and my culture. What sets me apart from others is my knowledge about all genres of music. It’s rare I hear something my ears aren’t familiar to. I’m not afraid to take that inspiration and experiment with my own sound in front of people. Like many artists, I feel out of place in everyday life. I’m shy and private which to others can be perceived as cold, but that’s not who I am. Music frees my mind and spirit, so I aim to create that feeling for my listeners. “I could free you— don’t be afraid of how you feel” (Love Dreams) is one of my favorite lyrics and ultimately what I want to say.

What is “success” or “successful” for you?
I feel successful when I manifest something that seemed impossible in the past. Hitting difficult notes, writing a song I can say I love and others love, expressing my ideas how I imagined. If I’m inspiring my creative friends, I feel amazing. One of my favorite things is when someone supports me for a long time, that’s how I know I had a genuine effect on them. Honestly, the threshold for me to feel totally satisfied is harder to surpass every time I reach it, but as long as I’m inspiring people in my life and doing what I love, I know I’m on the right track and everything else will follow. I’m just grateful.

Pricing:

  • Weddings $235
  • Song Feature $100
  • Songwriting $100
  • Vocal Lesson $80

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Kaylee DiSanto, Jan Sanewski, Chris Paul Thompson, Phvntm

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