Rumour of Flight
In a style with influences from Tori Amos to Switchfoot to Ani Difranco, Mia Kim's music is a unique blend of acoustic rock and faith-filled folk yearnings. With her trademark dissonant guitar chords and versatile vocals that go from little-girl sweet to power-house growl, one could say that she's been cultivating her 'musical moves' since birth. Indeed, Mia's love for music apparently began in the womb, as her opera singing mother would often practice her arias and play grand operas while Mia's sensitive ears were developing. This kind of preternatural music education seems not to have lost it's effect as Mia grew up singing more than she would talk. Her early years also saw the birth of one of her more infamous pet phrases, 'are you sure that's in tune?' Trained early on in piano and violin, Mia began to experiment with original composition by writing her own classical compositions on the piano. During her latter years, she moved from writing instrumental music to going through what she terms as ... her 'cheesy pop' phase, writing sweet pop songs with such well-meaning lyrics as 'feel the passion move you'.' Mia then ventured to pick up her brother's guitar and began to pen and perform more intricate and personal songs, songs which have so far garnered a phenomenal response from audiences. These songs reflect Mia's continuing development as a established singer/songwriter with touching and poignant lyrics such as 'I am standing in the footfalls of deft emotions crying out for you' and 'I'm under the thumb of my own flesh feeling the crush of my own wish'. Original lyrics such as these, coupled with the weaving of unusual chords with memorable melodies reveal that Mia is truly an artist poised to make a true and lasting impact on listeners of all ages and backgrounds. FAQ: ? how would you describe the style of your music? somewhere near the planet of alternative folksy rocksy fun. Someone once described me as 'jewel with cramps' but i still haven't figured out if that was meant as a compliment or not. ? what kind of guitars do you play? Gibson and Takamine ? how did you get started in music? I've sang all my life and started playing guitar in high school when I saw my brother playing his new guitar. ? who are your musical influences? the usuals. Tori amos, ani difranco, tegan and sara, switchfoot, death cab, mae, mute math. ? what's playing in your CD player right now? Tegan and Sara 'The Con' ? when you write your songs, do you start with lyrics or music or both? Usually the music comes first, then the lyrics.