An Interview with Mia Giovina
New Jersey based singer/songwriter Mia Giovina just released her debut single 'Sirens' and it has got us in our feels to say the least. We sat down with the artist and got to ask her a few questions...
How did you get your start in music?
Music is in my blood. My parents are both huge music lovers and would play it constantly so I basically grew up around it. A lot of my core memories involve certain songs. Since before I can even remember, my dream has been to be in the music industry.
Tell us the story behind your new song?
My new song “Sirens” is basically about the feeling of loving and appreciating your hometown but wanting to discover the world outside of it. I’ve lived in the same town for almost my entire life and I’ve realized I need to leave if I want to truly grow.
What’s your favorite part about making music?
Music has always been home to me. It just gives me this indescribable feeling of safety. For a
weird but perfect example, if i’m in a grocery store and I hear a Harry Styles song come on, I feel this sense of comfort. Seeing people now describing my music as that home or safety net for themselves has easily become my favorite part about making it.
What’s your favorite thing to do on a Saturday?
Okay I’m going to map out my perfect Saturday for you. I wake up at around eight o’clock
because high school permanently destroyed my internal clock and I rarely sleep past seven.
Then, I stay in bed until at least ten-thirty. Then, I get coffee and drive around aimlessly for
about an hour. When I get home, I like to spend the rest of the day just absolutely wasting my time because it’s the weekend so I don’t have to feel guilty about not being productive.
What artists influence your sound?
I’ve most frequently been compared to Phoebe Bridgers, Lennon Stella, and Taylor Swift and I sob every time somebody makes the comparison because they are some of my idols.
What is one album that changed your life?
Honestly, I think Taylor Swift’s debut album. I got it in an easter basket when I was six years old and it was the first cd I had ever gotten that wasn't a high school musical soundtrack. It ended up being the only album my mom and I would listen to for months. I think that was one of the earliest times I can remember really falling in love with music.
What’s up next for you?
I’m about to start working on my next single which I will leave a mystery for now, but I will say it is one of my favorite songs that I’ve ever written. It’s extremely personal and special to me and I think a lot of people are going to resonate with it.