Miu Haiti on Pachagazine

Miu Haiti on Pachagazine

Miu is a genre-bending singer and song writer. Miu draws her eclectic musical influences from Pop and R&B with a Hip-Hop edge. Her versatile artistic expression is influenced by her love of fashion, makeup artistry, performing arts and interior design.

Pachagazine: Tell us more about Miu.

Miu Haiti: Miu is a genre-bending singer and song writer. Miu draws her eclectic musical influences from Pop and R&B with a Hip-Hop edge. Her versatile artistic expression is influenced by her love of fashion, makeup artistry, performing arts and interior design.

Miu Haiti

Her ability to compose music and sing in various languages (English, Creole, French and Spanish) allows her to connect with a global audience and has driven collaborations with arrangers and artists from Saint Lucia, Puerto Rico, Tanzania, United States, France and Haiti.  I have released many singles and music videos that I invite you to enjoy them with the link at the end once you’ve finished reading this article.

Pachagazine: What drew you to the music industry?

Miu Haiti: I was brought up by creative parents. My dad is a sax player and plays with lots of major Haitian ‘konpa’ bands, and my mom is a seamstress. He used to host church choir rehearsals and songwriting sessions at home. He took me to some of his band’s rehearsals and recording sessions too. In school, I was very into literature, drama class, dance and drawing class. I think that I always had the music in me. I was always humming some melody that got me in trouble sometimes. As a teen, I became a petite model for a local fashion designer. It was my entryway into show business. My friend who was an event promoter at that time convinced me to participate in a songwriting contest, and I did. I was in a last 10 finalist. We went on a national tour (Haiti), and I’ve been hooked since then.

Pachagazine: How does it feel being an artist in US with Haitian roots?

Miu Haiti: I was born and raised in Haiti. I believe my musical background might be more diverse and my influence more global than my peers in the U.S. I grew up listening to African, Latin, Caribbean, and American music very actively. I have people that I look up to from all these cultures: Miriam Makeba, Selena, Bob Marley, Boukman Eksperyans, Michael Jackson, to only name those. I believe I show up at the creation table with a wide background, and it seeps through my music whether I intend it or not.

Pachagazine: How would you describe the music that you typically create?

Miu Haiti: I believe my sound to be Contemporary, eclectic, heartfelt, but I’m more comfortable letting the public define what my music sounds and feels like to them.

Pachagazine: Who would you most like to collaborate with?

Miu Haiti: I would love to have a creative session with Pharrell Williams. He always has a fresh perspective, and his sound feels current no matter how the musical landscape is looking at the time. I’m excited to see what we would come up with.

Pachagazine: How do you feel the Internet has impacted the music business?

We all can agree, the internet has changed the face of the music industry. Personally, thanks to the internet, I have a direct relationship with my fans. I can build my audience, and as an independent artist, this is an amazing asset.

Pachagazine: Please explain your creative process.

Miu Haiti: I don’t have a specific process to create. Melodies and/or lyrics can come to me when I least expect them. I just make sure to save them on my phone. I can go back to my notes when I’m in the studio, or I can let the beat show me what to do. I can also sit down and mess around with my guitar until I find something interesting to build upon. Honestly, that happens more and more recently – you’ll be hearing those soon.

Pachagazine: Do you collaborate with others? What is that process?

Miu Haiti: I absolutely love to collaborate with other artists. I learn so much from them. I like to discover their process and approach. The ideal way would be for all of us to be in the studio together. However, we can’t always make that happen. That’s when the internet comes to the rescue. In that case, we share ideas back and forth until we can agree on the final product, and quite often, it works wonders. ‘I don’t think I need you’ was created just like that, with lyrics and melody from me and musical arrangements from Allister Quilon of ‘The Sunset Kings.’

Pachagazine: What is your favourite part about this line of work? Your least favourite? Why?

Miu Haiti: What I enjoy the most is performing live. Every show is different from the next, every venue and every crowd have a unique energy. I’m obsessed with the feeling of being in tune with the crowd. For a moment, we’re all connected. In contrary, what’s the most unpleasant is being present when the studio producer is mixing my music. Listening to a specific part of the song over and over when it’s way past my bedtime can drive me crazy.

Pachagazine: Have you ever dealt with performance anxiety?

Miu Haiti: Performance anxiety is part of the deal. It never really goes away. Sometimes, you get comfortable when you’re doing the same kinda shows, and there’s nothing surprising or new. But, some venues and crowd size can definitely get your heart pounding again. I love it. It’s sign that I’m doing something meaningful. When it happens, I just tell myself, ‘you’re not nervous, you’re EXCITED!’ Big difference.

Pachagazine: What’s next for you?

Miu Haiti: My newest release is titled, ‘Is This Love.’

A song that describes the confusing states of sorting out your feelings towards a particular someone. The instrumental was produced by Andy Irwin Charles pka ‘Nice Beat.’ Ralph Leroy was on point with the artistic direction on this music video. His vision was carried out by videographer Ryan J. Ardito. The music video was filmed in Purfek TV’s studio, and video director Storm provided the final touch. I’m very grateful for everyone who contributed to this project.

I can’t wait for everyone to experience my upcoming EP as a whole. I felt very free when I was creating this project, and I can only hope that all the emotions translate to the listeners. As of tour dates, my team and I, we’re still working on my calendar. You can stay in touch to find out more.

Website: http://miuhaiti.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/miuhaiti

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/miuhaiti


TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@miuhaiti

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@miuhaiti / https://www.youtube.com/@MiuHaitiVEVO

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/2YnC4xWUrbATNaf01DrVzh

Apple Music: https://music.apple.com/us/artist/miu-haiti/913412403

Tidal: https://tidal.com/browse/artist/5944037

SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/miuhaiti

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