We had the good fortune of connecting with Mylah W. and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Mylah, what role has risk played in your life or career?
I think you HAVE to take risks in order to progress at most things in life. Being an indie artist has definitely been full of what most would consider risk! I’ve put myself out there and been told so many times. I moved to New York alone and with no real plan , but I was willing to chance it for the possibility of getting closer to my goals. And now, the risk is all about chancing it with my finances. I’m indie AND a mother, so the money that I invest in myself could turn out a great thing or a huge fail! I’m always trying to balance that.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I think my relatability sets me apart from many artists. I don’t really feel the need to fit into a mold or a box and I’m extremely comfortable in my own skin. I’m extremely proud of that. I’m not where I want to be yet, but I wouldn’t say that the path has been “hard.” I just look at it as part of the journey. That lesson DID take a minute to learn, though! I’ve learned to simply let it flow. I hope that my brand will show people the power of perseverance and how sticking to your vision and simply being YOU is one of the most valuable things you can offer the world.
Any great local spots you’d like to shoutout?
I am a very low-key person, so I tend to stick to the spots that are, also, more low-key. And because I work in entertainment, I’m not too much into the club and party scene. My idea of fun is good food, massages or spas, and RELAXING! Lol. I always tell my people who are coming into Atlanta, I’m probably not the best person to ask if you’re looking to turn up! I’m very, VERY chill! Brunch is always good at Atlanta Breakfast Club. I enjoy riding around and catching sun in my Wrangler (with the top and the doors off, of course). I usually enjoy alllllll the live music that I can consume, but since the pandemic is going on, we can’t currently do that. Once things open back up, I’ll probably spend way too much money on concerts!
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Of course I have to shout out my family for being some of my biggest cheerleaders, but one person I’d credit for the resourceful and ambitious hustler that I’ve become is Jason Williams. Some may know him as the “Den Mother” on Making The Band, but he and I worked closely together after the show ended. He gave me so many valuable lessons on how to move in entertainment and how to “work a wonder,” as he’d always say!