What Is Mirabai Listening To?
Take a quick glimpse into the current vibe, inspiration, and story of Totem Star artists.
Mirabai, what song do you currently have on repeat recently?
Currently I've found myself listening to "Ring of Keys" from Fun Home, which is a musical by Lisa Kron based on Alison Bechdel's graphic novel. The song is sung by a child, which gives the song a really pure, youthful, but experienced sound, which I really like. All her life Alison has been told not to act or present in certain ways, because it's wrong or 'not what women do', and she notices this adult women presenting herself how she pleases and being so confident and normal about it. Alison feels this huge surge of connection with someone else who embodies who she wants to be and what she wants to look like.
How do you compare and contrast your favorite song from your own music?
I listen to a lot of 70s music, musical theatre soundtracks, and R&B. And I listen to 80s synth pop whenever I'm sad; it's my thing. Personally I'm just getting into writing music, so I haven't really discovered my "sound" or anything. I'd like to think that my music is/will be influenced by the kind of stuff I like. It would kind of suck if it didn't like the music I made.
What album or artist would you recommend everyone to try listening to?
Well, of course I'd recommend you check out Ring of Keys, which makes at least me cry regularly. Also, I know it isn't for everyone, but I recommend checking out more musicals. Some of them are really cheesy, but there are a lot of really good ones or at least ones that make the cheese factor work to their favor. I really like them because I can listen to a story through music.