Mia Mont has been working on his new musical projects. During this interview with La República, the pop genre composer comments on the role played by the female gender in the music industry, advises new talents and recalls some of her own songs that brought out the best in her on stage.
Likewise, the interpreter of “Un día” thanks her followers for their patience, since, due to the pandemic, live concerts were put aside. Finally, the Peruvian singer announced that a surprise is coming for all the fans who have been waiting for news from her.
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What do you enjoy most about your career?
There is nothing more incredible for an artist than being on stage and hearing people sing your songs, or that through some of your songs they tell you about an experience they went through and were able to move forward. When you sing something, yes or yes, you have to convey a feeling. If it exceeds the headphones, the speakers, I think that there one says “task accomplished”. When they approach me to tell me how identified they feel with my songs, that is very nice for me.
What are the most meaningful songs for you?
- “Por el” for me will always be a very important song in my life, because it was the beginning of this entire career, which opened many doors for me.
- “Solita” I love her madly and passionately because it also meant something very important.
- “Lero lero” is a before and after of Mia Mont, a before where she was more self-conscious when it came to writing, telling about experiences. I didn’t write much. In this song I said, “I’m going to be as honest as possible.” I learned to make fun of myself and my experiences.
How do you motivate yourself to continue creating music?
People think that the music business is something simple. Even with the support of family, that is not the case. I definitely had moments where I would lose focus if something didn’t come out with the same expectation that I had. There is a phrase that says: “A singer is always one song away from being able to achieve it, the issue is not to give up on the path”.
What would you say to young people starting out in music?
Never stop learning. The mistake of new people is to get upset too quickly. I have also been young and along the way one learns to maintain humility. You have to learn from people who tell you: “Hey, you’re not doing things right there, here you can improve.” That many times messes with your ego and affects you. If you are clear that these people are accompanying you in your own growth to reach a higher place, (you must) bow your head and accept that this advice is missing for you to follow. I would have liked someone to tell me when I was younger.
What do you think about the female role in the industry?
There are a lot of obstacles, but compared to how it was five years ago, there were no women in the urban genre. You were going to do an urban song, but they are all men and the woman does not speak explicitly; It was frowned upon to speak that way. Today we have exponents who are opening a door of inclusion and freedom. It’s still a constant struggle. Something important is also that among women we must support each other more. I always invite you to support each other and form a community. How nice it is to support each other, in launches and in projects.
Mia Mont, Susan Prieto and Asmir Young on stage
I always wanted to do something with women, and if the opportunity arises, well, great. I’ve known Susan for a long time, I met Asmir on the road because she wanted someone to come in with that rapping flow that she does super well, and the song came out. The objective was to reinforce the genre, to reinforce the union of women in this song. Unfortunately, the pandemic came and the song could never be sung live.
Who are the artists you admire?
I would love to do a project with Natty Natasha; I like Rauw Alejandro. There are many good artists, but in the end it all comes down to being able to meet them, and if everything flows, magic comes out.
Do you have projects for this year?
This year I come with a new album. Now I am in Lima waiting to close some pending things to be able to launch the new one. It has been a one-year job in the United States and I am very excited. It is a new stage, a more empowered Mia Mont in terms of my songs. I’m very happy.