TMU Exclusive Interview with Malia Civetz

Pop artist releases six track EP

Warner Records artist Malia Civetz just released her new EP titled Heels In Hand. It’s a six track pop canvas filled with body positivity and strong woman vibes. It is a summer soundtrack, a cleaning the house bop and a road trip anthem. It goes well with any moment and memory. Vocally, Civetz has never sounded her best. Her vocals are smooth, strong and golden. Although she is still new to the mainstream circle, she carries herself with the upmost confidence and credibility. She’s made it.

1. When did you know you wanted to make music a career?

I’ve known ever since I was a little kid. There was just something about music that always felt like magic to me so it’s never been a question that I wanted to spend my life making it and being surrounded by it.

2. Who are some of your musical influences?

I grew up listening to pretty much everything so this question is really hard! I’d say the artists who have most directly influenced me are Chaka Khan, Earth Wind and Fire, Bruno Mars, Ella Fitzgerald, Whitney Houston, Frank Sinatra and The Beach Boys.

3. What’s your biggest struggle being a female artist in 2021?

I feel like there has been an incredible shift in the way that women are treated in the music industry but mostly in how we support and uplift each other. That being said, I guess the biggest struggle is just getting everyone else on board to spread this kindness and love.

4. If you were stuck on an island with only one food, What food would it be?

Okay now you’re just being rude… just joking!! I’m a sucker for a pasta with a creamy marinara or some pesto. Basic I know… but so delicious!!!

5. If you could collaborate with any artist, who would you pick?

My answer will forever and always be Bruno Mars. I think he’s one of the most talented vocalists and performers of our generation and I would absolutely freak out if I got to perform with him! It’s the band choreography for me!

6. What is your most used Emoji?

Millenial Alert: ?

7. Who is your celebrity crush?

Michael Ealy is the most beautiful human to ever walk this earth and I will throw hands in the direction of anyone who disagrees.

8. How would you describe your music to someone who has never heard it before?

Lady Bruno Mars dancing at a gay bar.

9. What did you learn in 2020?

Self care can exist in so many different iterations and it’s really important to find out what those are for you individually and practice them regularly. In the words of the Queen: “If you can’t love yourself how in the hell are you going to love anybody else?”

10. Do you have any new projects we should keep an eye out for? Or any news you’d like to share?

I literally could not be more excited for my new EP Heels In Hand to come out!! I’m so proud of the story this music tells and I feel like it shows certain sides of me people haven’t seen yet!

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Brittany Vance
Brittany Vance

Southern WV born and bred who is a lover of all things country. She's a mother of two and professional hell raiser. Brittany will pop in from time to time as a Guest Columnist who will present her unfiltered thoughts on the most recent country concerts and maybe an exclusive interview or two.