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Mia Martina gives us major life in a stunning photo set by Mike Ruiz



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PRUNE: Introduce yourself to our readers.

MIA: I am Mia Martina; a multi-platinum singer-songwriter, author, and business woman. 


PRUNE: At what age did you start pursuing music?


MIA: My first singing lesson was at the age of 4. 


PRUNE: In late 2010, your REMIX of “Stereo Love” dropped and became the song of the century. How did this single change your career?


MIA: To be honest, it was the craziest moment. I was working on my first album when the opportunity from Ultra Records came, and my then-Radio Tracker felt it was the perfect match for me. When I heard the song for the first time, I knew it was going to be big, I felt it, but I had no idea it was going to be one of the biggest songs in the world. It all happened so quickly after that. I toured the world consecutively for 2 years and today I’m still requested to sing this song everywhere. 



PRUNE: Are there any lingering moments from “Stereo Love” that still impact you almost ten years later?


MIA: Yes; the stories I hear from my fans all over the world! A lot of people have a special connection to this song and hearing their stories always gives me that nostalgia. 


PRUNE: Your debut album, Devotion, released less than a year later. Talk to us about that album and what it meant to you.


MIA: That album was my baby. I felt it was really who I was at the time as an artist. I was able to infuse so many different genres from all around the world and it was definitely a labour of love. Being my first album, I wasn’t as experienced as I am today, and I just had that passion that you get when you’re so excited to be working on your lifelong dream.


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PRUNE: Today, we have new music, including your most recent single - “Different Kind of Love”. Talk to us about this song.


MIA: Different Kind of Love, I feel, is today’s version of Devotion. It has that ethnic, soft, sultry vibe that I love doing so much. It reminds me of a modern version of Devotion and it’s just a glimpse of what’s to come. 


PRUNE: Can fans expect more music soon?


MIA: Absolutely!! 


PRUNE: If you could collaborate with any artist, dead or alive, who would it be?


MIA: This is a very hard one. I would have to say Sade! I just love, love, love her timelessness and I feel like she is always ahead of her time!


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PRUNE: Who are some of the musical icons you’ve looked up to throughout your career?


MIA: Definitely Cher, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Tina Turner, Beyoncé - they are all such powerful, talented women.


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PRUNE: Favorite song to belt in the car?


MIA: Definitely “I Have Nothing” by Whitney.


PRUNE: Artist that everyone should be on the lookout for?


MIA: Definitely Nhttps://open.spotify.com/artist/7aFTOGFDEqDtJUCziLVsVC?si=6kw4lRF2QA2cLGlqpKPszAao - love her vibe and sounds. She's one to watch, for sure!


PRUNE: Where can we follow you on socials:

IG: princessmiamartina

Facebook: Real Mia Martina 

Twitter: Mia Martina 



EDITORIAL TEAM FOR THIS SPREAD:


Photography: Mike Ruiz @mikeruizone

Styling: Alison Hernon @718blonde

Makeup :Marc Cornwall @marc_cornwall

Hair: Andrea Wilson @andreawilson_hair

Interview: Dylan Jader @thedylanjader


THE EDITORS

MICHAEL BISHOP

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EST. 2016

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