Miesa Brings R&B Back

Goonies never say die, and there’s no quit in Miesa. The talented R&B singer is continually honing her craft – even taking voice lessons today despite the fact her vocals could melt butter.

The 24-year-old budding pop star is sort of bringing R&B back into the forefront – though if you’re smart and you’re “in the know,” you know the genre never really left. That said, the artist – born to a Haitian mother and a Filipino father – is rocking R&B like ’80s kids rocked New Coke. OK, perhaps the latter was a bit off. Anyway, back to the start. Miesa was signed by Siri Music Group based off the strength of her vocals, and has already opened for everyone from Tamar Braxton to Kelly Clarkson. As she finalizes her solo album, she’s given us a taste with a single in the form of the buzzworthy “Too Bad For You.” That song propelled her to be named a TIDAL “Rising Artist.” Not too shabby.

At the Music Conservatory of Westchester, Miesa performed that eventual hit, and sat down with yours truly. Enjoy the show. Videos, by the way, filmed by Alye Bea Carlevaro.

Speaking of R&B, check out this new track by Vancouver native JJ Adrian. It’s off his Priorities EP. It’s all kinds of awesome.

Speaking of awesomeness, the summer is filled with great music. Here’s my “get up summer, you’re not over” mix.

About A-Sides with Jon Chattman – thisisasides.com :
Jon Chattman’s music/entertainment series typically features celebrities and artists (established or not) from all genres performing a track, and discussing what it means to them. This informal series focuses on the artist making art in a low-threatening, extremely informal (sometime humorous) way. No bells, no whistles — just the music performed in a random, low-key setting followed by an unrehearsed chat. In an industry where everything often gets overblown and over manufactured, Jon strives for a refreshing change. Artists featured on the series include Imagine Dragons, Melissa Etheridge, Yoko Ono, Elle King, Joe Perry, Alice Cooper, fun, Bleachers, Charli XCX, Marina and the Diamonds, and Bastille.