Chatterbox: MYLEN

Hey, could you tell me a bit about yourself.

I was born in New Orleans, and have been rooted in soulful music since I can remember. My parents both sang and played instruments, so music was always in the house, from Whitney Houston to Michael McDonald, and everything in between. I moved to Los Angeles in 2014 and began crafting my sound as a producer/songwriter/artist. For the last 3 years I have been working on all types of music, from pop/soul to jazz and film scores. I am truly passionate about music in its purest forms — when what you feel manifests into what you hear, completely unhindered, it’s a beautiful thing. Even though I love literally all types of music, I tend to find myself drawn to the more soulful/pop edge of music. I think mainly because it connects with me, and did from an early age. The “color palette” of soul music is so vast – if that even makes sense – that I feel like I can paint whatever picture I want and feel fulfilled. 

Where did the new single come from?

I was working on a new track, and I was thinking about a couple song deals that had been presented to me from other artists I was writing for. I had already signed the contracts and completed the tracks, only to never hear back from them again. I still don’t know what happened, and neither did my lawyer. The thing was, this wasn’t the first time these things had happened. This was becoming a very common, reoccurring event in my life. I could feel myself becoming more and more jaded to this industry and the “promises” and the “opportunities” it was offering me. As I was thinking about all of this, it just hit me – this isn’t how it is. You absolutely reap the good seeds that you sew. Yes, unfortunate things happen because life isn’t perfect, but there is a switch, at some point, where things shift and you begin to see all the hard work begin to produce fruit. “Nervous” is all of those feelings. I have complete faith that things will work out for the good, but maybe I’m just nervous right now. And it’s ok to be. But not forever.

Is there more content in the pipeline?

Nervous is the first song off a 5 song EP I’ll be releasing over the next handful of months. I’m so excited to share them. They are all snapshots of events in my life and the feelings/emotions behind them. 

What’s on the horizon for you?

I’m just taking one day at a time. My goals are simple: Continue making music that I am inspired by, and hopefully to inspire people. I want most, in all of my creating, to relate with people. To be relatable. There’s no time in my life to act like someone I’m not. I think people respond best to those with whom they can relate. Music is a gift that I’m just trying to wrap in my own wrapping paper and send out. — I know that was really cheesy. Sorry not sorry. 

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