Mariia - 10 Questions Music Interview
The W.A M. Awards celebrate the year’s most outstanding independent artists from around the world in multiple genres and categories. "Best Song" and "Best Album" nominations were based on Artistry, Musicianship, Originality, Professionalism, Diversity, and Excellence. W.A.M. stands for We Are the Music Makers.' Mariia's song, "Real Anymore" was the 2020 W.A.M. Award Winner for Best Love song.
Was there something (an experience) or someone in your life that was the "catalyst" for you to start writing music? Tell us about it.
Yes, I think for me it all started with listening to one song. It was Adele's 'Someone Like You'. It was on repeat as I kept crying. I didn't know why but since then I knew that was it. I wanted to be a songwriter.
Let's get this out of the way. What is the CRAZIEST thing that has ever happened to you in your music career? Moving to the other side of the world and signing a deal :)
What has been the high point of your music path? I don't think I've got there yet :)
So, how do you approach songwriting or what is your creative process like? I'd say it's all about a good conversation before a session. Plus the ability to open up and speak your mind, pouring out everything that you have inside with all the details and colors.
What do you see as the biggest challenge facing Indie Artists today? Or, if you could ask the music industry to change one thing, what would it be?
The biggest challenge is being persistent. Even if you feel you're stuck and there's nowhere to go, that's not true. You just have to keep doing what you're doing.
If you could share the stage with one other artist or band, who would it be and why?
Julia Michaels. She's my favorite artist and songwriter at this moment.
What are your rehearsals generally like? Or, how do you prepare for a live show?
I love live performances. I don't know, just going through the songs until I feel that I'm ready.
What's coming up in the future? My debut release here in the US is coming. I can't wait!
Tell us where fans can access your music?
Connect on Instagram.