Miranda #NYC

Mïrändä is an Electronic Music Producer and Artist, born and raised in NYC. Each one of her songs is its own textured world, transcending the limitations of sound and exciting all of the senses. While she identifies with Electronica and Dream Pop, her music, both playful and visionary, eludes genre.

What drew you to the music industry?

I never consciously made a decision to go into the industry. It happened naturally because music is my passion and has always been so much a part of who I am. Music will always be at the center of my life.

Have you ever dealt with performance anxiety?

Yes, I have always had terrible performance anxiety and it’s one of the main reasons why I haven’t played as many live shows this year.
Last year when I was performing regularly, about a week before each show the nerves would kick in. It would intensify as the days got closer and by the time I was finished, nearly every time, I’d get sick from the stress. At that point, I knew I needed a break.
However, I’m excited to say that I’m now in a place where I feel ready to take on live gigs again! I’ve always played my shows solo, but now I realize that if I really want to enjoy myself I need bandmates to share the stage with.

What can you tell us about your instruments? (i.e., Are you subject to brand loyalty or will you play with whatever's available?

I definitely have my faves, but I am always on the lookout for new and inspiring sounds. Native Instruments makes some of my favorite Instrument plugins. I’m very drawn to nostalgic, bassy synths and vocal synth sounds. Exhale by Output is one of my go-to’s when I’m looking to add some moody, vocal atmosphere to a song.

Who are you inspired by?

My biggest inspirations are Janelle Monáe, Grimes, MGMT, Sofi Tukker, Broken Bells, The Shins, The Chieftans and Enya... But I always check my Spotify Discover Weekly playlist where I constantly find new and exciting songs and artists that inspire me.

Who are you listening to right now?

Billie Eilish and Elohim. I’ve also been listening to a lot of oldies lately like Dean Martin’s “Everybody Loves Somebody”, Roy Orbison’s “In Dreams”, and The Raspberries’ “Go All The Way”. Those retro vocal melodies are so dreamy.