We had the good fortune of connecting with Mylow Miles and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Mylow, what makes you happy? Why?
I’m happy when I know that my music has made an impact in someone life. If my music can inspire a person to strive to become a better person or to push through and accomplish a goal then I feel fulfilled. I’m also happiest when I am performing on stage because it allow me the chance to directly interact with fans and feel the energy coming from them. I believe the concept of happiness is often misunderstood and people go in search of happiness when true happiness can only come from within. Which in my opinion means, happiness is dependent on a person’s mind state. An ancient chinese proverbs says “Happiness is often sought in the distance when happiness should be grown at ones feet”.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
What sets me apart as an artist is the message and mood that is consistently present in my music. That message and mood is positive and jovial while being inspirational and entertaining at the same time. None of my song sound the same sonically and my team and I are always pushing the creative envelope by using different style and sounds from all over the globe. It was not an easy road to get to where I am today, as I have struggled with many doubts and obstacles. There have been many days when I have thought about quitting and focusing on something else however the love for the music always brings me back. I strongly believe that I was able to overcome the challenges that I have faced by simply changing my mindset to a more positive direction. In doing so I was able to focus more on the small victories which propelled me towards bigger victories.
The biggest lesson I have learned along the way is that your world or lifestyle will only be a reflection or extension of your mindset.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
If my best friend were coming to the city for a weekend, the first place I would take them is Negril Cafe in midtown for dinner and drinks. From there we’d probably end up at Thrive Lounge for some music and good vibes. The next day I would take them to explore the city a bit and maybe a bike ride along the belt time. If the line was not insane, we could stop by Slutty Vegan for some lunch and cap off the night with some bison steaks from Ted’s Montana Grill. On the final day, brunch with bottomless mimosas would be on the agenda, and the best Sunday brunch vibe is Rum Punch Brunch at the Believe Music Hall.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I’d first like to shoutout my Dad for introducing me to music at a very young age. He’s always encouraged my musical endeavors and served as an example of how hard work and excellence can help to accomplish ones goals. I’d also like to give a shout out to my brothers the Reggae Twinz and DJ Shells, they have all been instrumental in helping me to create, organize and release my music. Their friendship/brotherhood has helped me not only musically but in life as well. Last but not least I’d like to shoutout my family who are always behind me and pushing me further each day.
All images taken by Tenzin Sherab of Sherab Productions.