As a music lover, I listen to all types of music everyday but when I find an artist/band that I like a lot, I tend to listen to them every chance I get and The Little Miss has been that artist for me the last few weeks. So when I was asked if I wanted to interview her (s/o Beth) I jumped at the opportunity.
The Little Miss’ music is inspiring, it’s stunning, its emotional, its everything that I can’t get enough of.
In the Q/A she describes her sound, what inspires her and talks a bit about her EP ‘American Dream’ which you can stream below.
Check out the interview:
How long have you been involved in music?
I know it’s sounds cliche, but I’ve been singing for *as long as I can remember* (*spoken in an old time-y, Morgan Freeman-esque voice). But in all seriousness, I wrote and performed my first song at the talent show in kindergarten. I certainly wasn’t a prodigy of any kind, but it’s safe to say that I’d caught the bug. After that, I spent time performing around San Diego county with my pops, who played guitar for me until I learned it for myself in college. College was when I developed The Little Miss, and really, REALLY caught the bug. And the bug’s been going strong ever since.
What inspires you?
Oh, man. I’m inspired by the natural world, poetry, art, etc. I’m inspired by anything that makes me remember how beautiful this world is. It can be a ripe piece of fruit or a Thoreau quote. I’m most at home in my imagination, and those things stoke my imagination profoundly.
Tell me about ‘American Dream’, where did much of the album’s inspiration come from?
American Dream was a reference to this imaginary, sepia-toned time that we’ve collectively created over generations. We think very dreamily of our past, it seems. There are visions of apple pie, lemonade, neighborliness, and good ol’ times. But tell me: when, exactly, did those times exist? I wanted to pose the question, but also, demonstrate a longing for those things, too.
If you had to pick one song from the EP as your favourite, which one would it be? And why?
Oooooooooooof. That’s like asking which child is my favorite! I kid – I think that “A Ride Along the Mountain Valley” might be my favorite track. To me, it most captures the essence of the world I’ve created in my mind. It’s sorrowful, to be sure, but it’s also nostalgic and whimsical (to me, at least). I had a lot of fun recording that one.
How would you describe your music to those who have never heard you before?
Folksy, Country-ish, Americana-y, Western-y, Rock-type stuff. Or Johnny Cash meets Florence Welch.
We are nine months into the year, what has been the highlight for you so far?
The highlight of this year has been playing with my band, for sure. We have a lot of fun together, and I love those boys. Not to be overly self-deprecating, but I can’t believe that those talented fools are willing to play my music sometimes.
What can we look forward to from The Little Miss in 2019?
Speaking of my band, we’ve been recording together and plan on putting out pairs of songs every couple o’ months. You can expect more music, more shows and more fun. We’re pushin’ real hard to turn our shows into big ol’ dance parties.
Lastly, what one word would you use to describe yourself?
Romantic. On my best days, I’m in love with everything and everyone.