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Daily Dose: Mikalyn Hay – Save Yourself

Usually, when people first hear me sing or perform, they say, how old is she? It doesn’t help that I am very tall as well. Despite my age (14), I have been a singer and songwriter and performer for as long as I can remember. From my first live performance of Irish Lullaby in front of my school in Senior Kindergarten to any recent week where I spend my days studying music, singing in a gig, taking lessons, or songwriting. Music is my focus and life.

I am also learning as much as I can about the business of music – but to be honest my focus is on constantly pushing for improvement in my music. More often than not, I am not satisfied with what I have done and I know it can be better – that is what motivates me. My favorite musicians right now are edgy female alternative pop girls – although I also appreciate class Canadian singers like Leonard Cohen, and Neil Young.I am still experimenting with my own style but people that know a ton about music say I sound like Dido or Norah Jones (which I take as a nice compliment).

I want to be a performing artist and in order to do that I know that I have to write songs that mean something to people. That is a tall order I know – but that is my goal, and thus far the journey has been amazing. So many of my musical friends band together and pitch in. The music community is incredible.

I am still experimenting with my own style but people that know a ton about music say I sound like Dido or Norah Jones (which I take as a nice compliment). I want to be a performing artist and in order to do that I know that I have to write songs that mean something to people. That is a tall order I know – but that is my goal, and thus far the journey has been amazing. So many of my musical friends band together and pitch in. The music community is incredible.

“Mikalyn is a unique artist, old soul and world-weary and yet so young and fresh. She comes at every song with a deep sense of herself as an artist with an alternative view of what is cool and classic in the same breath. Her haunting voice and melodies and harmonies are instinctive and Mikalyn operates at a speed and capacity at a level much beyond her young age. Mikalyn combines this natural ability with relentless learning and is constantly seeking to collaborate and study from the best. Already a seasoned performer, she spends weekend jamming at open mics accompanying herself on the keys doing originals and covers ranging from Radiohead to Cohen. Carnival, her break out single has been well received and inspires her to continue writing and performing, recording original music in order to connect artistically and bond with listeners. Mikalyn has the drive, perseverance, and work ethic that is needed to succeed.”

SOURCE: Official Bio

LINKS:
http://www.mikalyn.ca/
http://www.facebook.com/mikalynhaymusic
http://twitter.com/mikalynhay