Missy Miss Behave is an exciting up and coming artist.

With the latest two song EP ‘OMG’ the released the wonderful, eclectic and genuinely talented Missy Miss Behave joined us for an interview to talk about music and culture.

Hi, how are you?

I’m good! I’m currently riding the high from getting my name legally changed which has been a huge step forward in my life. I hope you are doing well too.

So, how did you get into music?

Cello was my first instrument. I started at the age of 3 before picking up piano as well at 5 and guitar around age 10. It’s been a part of my life as long as I can remember.

I’ve tried to record music for a while too. At the age of six I avidly recorded what was essentially nonsense on a Yahama keyboard. It was mostly whatever classical tune I was learning at the time. From there I graduated to using this online DAW called AudioTool. I have no idea if it even still exists but it was free and did the job at the time. Jagged Weather was finally recorded with something more substantial – most of the album was created with Kontact 9 and Logic 9.

What influences you when you make music?

My emotions are what influence my music most predominantly. Aside from that, I pick a sonic palette and then just run with it. Jagged Weather was made at a time when I had a nasty case of depression – I chose dark ambient noise as my base sonic palette from which to work.

More recently I’ve been feeling better. I’ve really enjoyed writing about love, and using tropical, upbeat sounds to express that.

Do you have a goal in mind with your music?

I’d like to make a living – but I’ll keep making music regardless of if that’s ever achieved. Music is how I express the things I don’t have words for. It serves a fundamental function in my life which without I wouldn’t exist.

Describe your sound in one word.

Genrequeer

Describe yourself in one word.

Incredibly-queer.

If you could collaborate with any artist dead or alive who would it be and why?

I really want to collaborate with Grimes. She is my production icon for a huge number of reasons. I really admire and respect her talent as both a performer and producer.

What is your advice to upcoming musicians?

Come collaborate with me! Just kidding, but I consider myself in that category. It feels weird to offer advice about something in which I am still very much immersed.

What are your goals for the rest of 2018?

I have a whole boatload of songs to record and release that have been written since January 1st, and it’s only March. My biggest goal is to stay on top of getting things released and heard by the masses!

What is your definition of culture?

I think it’s a Migos album.

I very much identify with the queer culture. It’s amorphous and hard to define, but in mind, it comes down to asking whether the establishment works for you. From there you can change the parts of your life that the establishment fails and try to find more happiness in this crazy world.

You can find out more about Missy Miss Behave here and here.

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