Check out our interview with Singer/songwriter Mimi Rose who recently released her single “Self Destructive”. The track was co-produced by Javier Martinez Cruces and Luke Villemur. Written after the passing of one of her closest friends due to a drug overdose, Mimi openly sings about self destructive behaviors hoping to make a change on people’s lives. “We gotta appreciate our loved ones, we’re here on borrowed time and every second of life is golden”.
In 2018, Mimi’s single “The Mission” put her on the map with Latin American press and became one of two singles to leap into the #1 spot for iTunes Argentina (the other single being “Wherever You Go”).
Mimi Rose also writes for some of the biggest artists. She has been involved in songwriting sessions with Warner Chapell Latin and Saban Music Group, and has co-written music with Andrekza, the first Latina artist to be signed onto legendary DJ and producer Steve Aoki’s new Latin music label, Dim Mak En Fuego.
Follow Mimi @its.mimi.rose
Hi Mimi, Tell us a little about yourself!
Hii, nice to meet you!! I’m a person who feels intensely and turns her emotions into music. Creating makes me so passionate.
We’re sure you have been asked this a million times but how did you get into the industry?
I don’t really remember “getting into the industry” it’s kinda been something I knew all my life. Since I have memory I’ve been dancing and singing and writing songs, so it’s always been there.
Do you play any instruments?
Yes, a few. I play piano, guitar, bass, ukelele, harmonica, and I studied violin for eight years but it’s been a while since I don’t play it… So, I’m not sure it counts anymore.
How do you balance your personal life with your work life?
I don’t, haha. My personal life is my work life. It’s like I’m an open book. Everything I feel either becomes inspiration for a song, or a music video. I barely have time off because during my time off I play instruments…That’s what happens when you are in love. I am completely romantically in love with music and art. I’ve been all my life and I can’t not think about it… It’s on my mind all the time.
If you could go and work with any artist right now who would it be?
There’s so much talent out there… I’d love to collab with Lennon Stella, she’s such an inspiration to me. Or Julia Michaels, I’d actually LOVE to write a song with Julia.
What are your thoughts on fame?
I think it can change people, and if you’re not around a good group it can get really hard and lonely. I think people shouldn’t chase after fame. If you’re in music just to be famous you chose the wrong path. Fame should be a byproduct of your success as an artist, and that success should come from passion and putting your heart out.
What would you tell yourself a year from now?
To remember to stay calm, and that life is too short. Not to waste my time after superficial things. That is actually one of my biggest fears, not living my life to the fullest.
What’s a normal day like in your life?
Every day is different, my schedule is unscheduled and I love it! Haha. But I like working out in the morning before I start my day, ideally, I would wake up, write in my diary, work out, shower, do my vocal warmups and start my day. But I don’t always have time to do all that! I keep myself busy. I have multiple songwriting sessions with different artists every week and I also live stream and talk with my fans.
Photo: Diego Ruvalcaba.