Miss Machina is an L.A. artist who grew up in Dallas with the true title Ash Smith. She jogs my memory numerous a sure artist headlining the “Eras” tour. Like Ms. Swift, Miss M writes ultra-catchy songs that supply societal perception.
Her new single “Like That” combines a hyper-pop melody with a lyric that deftly explores the obsessive nature of para-social and fictional relationships.
Miss Machina’s earlier single “Rumors” sounds like a lighthearted ode to paparazzi favorites like Marilyn Monroe and Woman Diana. However the video for the music has a chilling epilogue that exhibits how unfairly we’ve handled these girls.
As she places the ending touches on her first album, Miss Machina is giving us some extremely hooky songs – and a few severe factors to ponder.
How did you meet co-producer Eric Sprint, and can he be working in your different 2023 releases?
I met Eric at a writing camp that he runs in Hollywood once I first moved to LA a few yr in the past. We labored on a music collectively (one that may truly be on the complete album) at my first camp and I cherished working with him a lot that I requested if he’d be fascinated by working with me on an entire physique of labor. He agreed and we truly labored on and accomplished 7 songs collectively, all of which can come out this yr and initially of 2024. He and my different producer Zach Striar are serving to me carry to life my first full album (11 tracks whole).
What’s the backstory on “Like That”? How did the music take form?
The music is, in its purest kind, a love music. I began penning the primary idea for the music through the pandemic once I began to fall in love with out even seeing the particular person in actual life. We simply talked on-line by social media and textual content, however that made it all of the extra thrilling. Despite the fact that it was actual, it was nearly protected by the truth that it was all digital.
Because the music started to take form, I began to shift and take into consideration writing it as a celeb crush by the lens of a para-social relationship. A relationship that additionally feels very actual however loses its benefit and validity outdoors the confines of the Web.
The music grew to become this naïve, lighthearted celebration of being in love – obsessively so – with out the worry of it ever failing…as a result of it wasn’t really actual to start with.
Your single “Rumors” is greater than an incredible music…it’s a eager sociopolitical commentary on the shabby method that girls are handled in a male-dominated tradition. Whose concept was it to incorporate the poignant epilogue about Woman Diana and Marilyn Monroe on the finish of the video?
Thanks a lot, and really that was my concept and was the important thing idea behind the complete video. After I was writing “Rumors”, I stored seeing flashes of paparazzi footage and new clips. The music in my head was at all times a commentary on the media and the way it twists and corrupts for its personal acquire. Therefore the lyric, “Quote unquote.” However I needed to carry to mild the truth that these had been nonetheless actual folks, actual girls whose lives had been used as a supply of leisure and in flip had been irrevocably modified by it. I needed the ending of the video to be a reminder that we now have been conditioned to see girls as leisure, whether or not it’s their private lives or rights. We love to speak about girls… however we don’t like to hear.
Should you would, we have a tendency to speak the speak however hardly ever stroll the stroll.
It’s fairly a feat enjoying Cleopatra, Marie Antoinette, Marilyn Monroe, Woman Di and Hillary multi function video for “Rumors”. Did you do numerous performing whereas at school in Dallas and Chicago?
I did. I truly began faculty as a theatre main (musical theatre to be particular) earlier than deciding to vary my main to journalism. I really like theatre, I truly even used to take personal performing classes for strictly Shakespeare (I’m a little bit of a nerd in relation to his work) and have been itching to get on the stage once more (sans guitar/piano).
If the chance arises, would you prefer to act and make music, a la Woman Gaga?
Signal me up! I’d love to try this. I need to discover all strategies of storytelling. I’d like to be in a play or musical, however I’d additionally like to direct and write a movie. I’ve a bunch of concepts bouncing round in my mind and would like to carry these to life not simply by music however by movie, stage and tv.