On The Record: Mighloe

For those who have never heard of Mighloe, who are you and what is your music about?

Hi I’m mighloe, I am you’re typical 25 year old black, queer angsty womxn and I write and perform music. My music is my truth, it speaks to my madness. You know what they say about insanity; its genius. I write about my journey, how I maneuver this thing called life. I speak to heart break, head ache, weakness and ultimate strength. And to be honest, I’m just saying how I feel. I’m not a perfect person, I’m cracked in many places, but I have something to share. My only hope is that it may allow others to feel their feelings, to cry out their pain and to find solace in a small piece of their mind. That’s why I titled my latest album “Desperate Times”; we are all a little desperate at times.

What has been the most rewarding/ most enjoyable highlight of your career so far?

The most rewarding thing I have experienced in my career so far has been the genuine, heartfelt reaction of people enjoying and praising my music. It’s wild to me how everyone is so similar, across the planet. So much so that in my weakest moments, where my only therapy is to write the ballads that slip through my mind; I can describe the depth of another’s experience without ever having met them. In doing so I’ve provided a space for that person to feel. To engage with a part of themselves they’ve maybe yet to touch. That is what music has always done for me. The fact that I get to sing something out loud, that I struggled to whisper, and move someone, this will always be the best reward. 

What have been some major challenges in your music career so far?

The biggest challenge I have faced in my career so far is writer’s block. Specifically in the past year, with Covid and a major lack of life experiences, having nothing to say has been the worst. I struggle often with the idea of “Not being enough” and when my music doesn’t flow anymore, how can I ever be that. I think most people have felt this, and it is not just a career struggle, but it has always been something that has taken up space where I have no more left to give. It may not make sense, being that I just released an Album, but the people want more. They want continued success, and sometimes, there is genuinely nothing left. But, then there is… and that struggle, which lasted 4 months of madness, becomes the next beautiful art piece. 

What are you grateful for right now in this moment?

I am most grateful for this opportunity. Since releasing my 2021 “Desperate Times” Album I have been given so many spaces to speak about my music. And, as I mentioned earlier my music is my truth. I get to speak about my struggles, and open up conversations about mental health and the starving artist, and I never before understood how important that was to me. Having a career in the music industry gives you a voice, and now I get to choose what my voice says, who it speaks to and for and how it will make a difference. I am grateful because I am starting to see me. 

Physical copies or streaming sites? 

Honestly a physical copy is always sexy, but I don’t have a record player and I like my music on hand, whenever, wherever. So Ima stream it. 

What is your most played song of 2021?

UGHHHH ! so hard.. but top 3 

  1. Direction- Aniya Teno, Ivan Orozco
  2. Same Space? Tiana Major9, SiR
  3. Locket – Crumb 

A playlist you can’t get enough of?

Currently “Summer Vibes” – Afro Caribbean & Latin sounds – Spotify

Cause its summer and I just need to dance. 

A dream collaboration?

ASAP ROCKY, we are going to make a siiiiiiick visual one day. 

& Lastly, what can fans expect from Mighloe in the coming year?

You can expect more truth, more music, more ME. So go follow me on Instagram already, @mighloe

Stream Mighloe’s Desperate Times EP in full below!

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