Q1: If you had the opportunity to get a message across to a lot of people, what would your message be?
A1: It would be to raise awareness for mental health issues. This is a topic very close to my heart. I feel like a lot of people are not fully aware of the causes and help available, it leaves people isolated and often trapped. I dream of one day setting up my own charity focusing on young people caring for parents with mental health issues, offering support and guidance.
Q2: How did you get started with your music? And if you weren’t an artist/musician what would you want to be doing?
A2: I started doing music as a DJ when I was really young, mixing garage and drum n bass, I was top-lining backing tracks at 13, then I was lucky to perform on BBC1 and get my first paid session singing work at 16, then a song I wrote was in the film ‘Bring It On’, I worked hard on writing an album for a couple years then started gigging around the country with my band.
If I wasn’t in music, I would work for a charity and at the weekends run an adventure sports company. I love skydiving and bungee jumping!
Q3: What or who keeps you motivated and inspires you?
A3: I’m inspired by my amazing team around me, my booking agent, plugger, my band, stylist, makeup artist, songwriters, photographers, sponsors and much more. The fact that they take the time to help push my career is extremely humbling. Also watching other artists achieve their goals keeps me really motivated.
Q4: What is the most memorable experience of your life/career so far? And what have you learned from it?
A4: I’ve had some amazing moments so far. I think hearing my music on a Radio 1 was a special moment. Also supporting Van Morrison was a really memorable live show, he was my mum’s favorite musician, so it meant a lot to me.
Q5: Would you go back and change anything in your journey so far? (If no, why)
A5: If I could change the past, I would go back and say to myself, always write music in a genre you like. I think you can get carried away trying to please other people in the industry. You only have one life so enjoy your art.
Q6: In the next two years, what do you ASPIRE to have done?
A6: In the next two years, I aim to finish an album, write and release lots more music with international producers. I have lots in the diary for 2015 already, so that’s very exciting!
Q7: How much of your life and background have influenced you to become a songwriter/musician?
A7: My background growing up with a single mum with not much money definitely influenced my dreams. I started singing from a young age and always aspired to one day hear my music on the radio, make music videos and tour the world. I am currently at the airport about to fly to Ibiza to play a week of live shows, I can’t believe that’s what I do now. I’m extremely grateful.
Q8: If you could collaborate with anyone who would it be and why?
A8: If I could collaborate with anyone it would be Sia and Robyn, I love their style of songwriting and I think we would make some wicked music together.
Q9: What is your motto in life/what do you live by?
A9: My motto in life is ‘If you’re gonna do something, then do it well!’
Q10: What is currently on your playlist?
A10: Right now, I love Mr. Probz, Rudimental, Clean Bandit… I love a lot of older music like hip hop, blues, RNB and 90s too. Check out my radio show on Deja Vu FM to hear what I am into.
Q11: If you could have a song to be the soundtrack to your life what would it be and why?
A11: If I could have a song to be the soundtrack of my life it would be Toto – Africa! I love it! 😀
Q12: What are your biggest dreams? And what are your biggest fears?
A12: My biggest dreams are being happy and making other people happy. My biggest fears are forgetting the above.
Q13: What is next for you/your plans for the next year?
A13: Plans for 2015… I am booking in live shows and festivals for next year, filming new music videos, doing photo shoots, lots more co-write sessions and international releases with some huge producers.
Q14: What would your advice be to those out there who want to live out their dreams?
A14: My advice to those who want to live out their dreams would be to try to keep a balance, give your all but make sure you have a backup plan. Sometimes your dreams change, try to make the most out of situations and enjoy all of your experiences.
Q15: Lastly, for those who don’t know where can people follow your career?
A15: You can find me online at www.milafalls.com that’s where all my details of what I up to, upcoming tours, singles, shows and more.