Micah is an artist that was born in Jackson, Mississippi and moved to Los Angeles, California about ten years ago to pursue his path in the music industry. First, he met a fellow musician by the name of Alisan Porter and started a band called The Raz. They played all over Los Angeles for a couple years, but eventually they got caught up with other projects and broke up. Following this, Micah started writing songs with one of his best friends, Rhett Fisher. They formed an alternative rock band called Manic Mind, and quickly found a manager and investor, leading to a record deal and recording their debut album. Unfortunately, the album for one reason or another was shelved and didn’t see the light of day. After going their separate ways, Micah collaborated again on and off, finally deciding to go it on his own with his own solo project.
“Mistake” is Micah’s recently released single. This is a song in which there is nothing to hide behind, with a simple acoustic and vocal arrangement. Micah’s vocal talents stand out immediately, with a voice that is obviously made for music. The introduction of the song sets an initially somber mood, which soon picks up slightly with the introduction of the drums and the more uplifting chorus. The lyrics themselves are delivered with skill and a heartfelt sincerity. An electric guitar weaves in and out of the vocal lines of the chorus, showcasing Micah’s maturity in arrangement and subtlety. Further to the electric guitar’s participation in this song, there is a wonderfully tasteful solo in the middle that breaks up the song before the final choruses come in. Just as beautifully as the song started up, it winds down gradually with the drums disappearing for the last part. The vocal harmonies that permeate through this song provide a fantastically rich texture over the simple instrumentation. Overall, “Mistake” is a truly great and well written song that shows a sense of maturity and taste from Micah. We are excited to see what the future brings for this talented rising star.
Don't forget to check out "Mistake" here, and continue reading for Micah's interview with us at BuzzMusic!
Thank you for taking the time to answer a few questions! To begin, can you dive into what your upbringing was like and how you first became interested in music?
I can remember as a child my dad was always playing Elvis and Willie Nelson records. So before I could even speak I was exposed to greatness.
You mention that you moved from Jackson, Mississippi to Los Angeles, California. What was that transition like, and what did you first notice about the difference in the music scenes between these two cities?
It was basically like moving to another planet. There wasn’t really a music scene in Jackson some local bands got me interested in playing guitar. Like my sister Christina’s boyfriend Jason was in this band called (The Wrinkled ) They were awesome! Then when I got to Los Angeles it was like holy shit ! I can get in a band and potentially play these legendary venues The Whiskey, The Viper Room. That was pretty mind blowing at first when it came to fruition.
Who would you say are your biggest musical influences?
Jimi Hendrix,Billy Corgan, Willie Nelson, Jerry Garcia and Dave Matthews Your new single, “Mistake”, seems like a great of example of beautiful simplicity.
Can you talk to us a bit about your process for writing “Mistake”?
Thank you.. Yes it was just one of those times when you get lucky and it just flows, ten minutes later you have all of the parts. Nothing forced no over thinking. 2am whispering the melody into the voice memo app on my phone.
What can we hope to see from Micah in 2019 and beyond?
Just signed to an indie label (Cascade Music Group) I’ll be working on my first E.P hope to release in the fall. Also I’m going start playing some shows around L.A in late June.
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