Today on our Hot Seat we have a very talented, exciting and stylish music artist Ms. MICHL with us. Let’s have a chat with her.
Twist Online : First of all, tell us about the start of your music career.
Ms. MICHL : I have been singing since I could talk! My Grandpa encouraged me to sing with him in our church. My first solo performance for the congregation was at Christmas time when I was five. I sang “Away in the Manger” and by the time I finished I knew I wanted to sing for people for the rest of my life. I was hooked! I began writing music at twelve years old and my drive only grew stronger. I have known for my entire life that music is my purpose and I am so grateful I get to pursue my destiny.
Twist Online : Who or what inspired you to get into the music industry?
Ms. MICHL : No one specifically inspired me to actually pursue a career in music. Like I said earlier, I have always known this is what I want to do with my life. I know that this is how I will leave my legacy.
Twist Online : You have performed with a number of artists and bands. Tell us a little about that phase of your life?
Ms. MICHL : I have been a backup singer for a few different bands, and I have been in a few different bands myself. The other projects didn’t work out and never enjoyed much success. This phase right now, is by far the best work I have ever done, the most fun I have ever had, and the greatest chance for success to date!
Twist Online : It was a long journey till you finally released your debut album Anaxiphilia. You must be very excited about that?
Ms. MICHL : I am! I am overjoyed to share this record with the world! I am so proud of the stories I shared and I can’t wait to see how the people respond. It was a lot of hard work and that shows in the quality of the art. It had to be that. Nothing great comes easy.
Twist Online : What kind of response have you received from the release?
Ms. MICHL : So far I have been showered with love and support and it means so much that it is resonating with people. I think many are surprised by the versatility of the album. But the goal was to take you on a journey with me and I think we achieved that!
Twist Online : Any particular track from the album that’s your favorite?
Ms. MICHL : Well, I love them all. They are truly my babies! But the one piece I am the most proud of is “The Happening”. I wrote it in one sitting, it just flowed out of me. It is my most honest expression of deep fear and anguish and in spite of all that, there is a glimmer of hope there. Whew Chile! It gets me every time!
Twist Online : What attracts you more, Working in studios or performing on stage?
Ms. MICHL : They both are amazing parts of the creative process, but there is nothing better than being on stage. When I’m performing, I genuinely give it all I’ve got in that moment and the energy the crowd gives back is everything! There is nothing in this world I enjoy more.
Twist Online : What’s the best part of being a music artist?
Ms. MICHL : Ha ha! It can be very challenging at times but of course there are so many gratifying aspects as well. One of the things I cherish the most is the ability to process and work through life’s trials with my art. It is also a magical feeling that my work may help others navigate the growing pains of being human.
Twist Online : What’s up next?
Ms. MICHL : The world is a crazy place these days! Unfortunately, my dream of touring immediately after releasing this album has been postponed. Hopefully, soon I will be touring the USA and beyond. But also, I would love to perform at any of the many music festivals we are all missing so much right now. I am also already writing the next album! So there is a lot of work to be done.
Twist Online : What’s the best way to follow you online?
Ms. MICHL : My Instagram is the best way to reach out and get updates on what is going on with me and you can always hit up my website!