Mikara – Wildfire

Mikara - Wildfire

Mikara - Wildfire

Mikara – Wildfire



SONG TITLE: Wildfire
RELEASE DATE: July 9th, 2021
GENRE: Pop/Electronic Pop/Singer-Songwriter


Japanese American pop artist Mikara creates music that makes you want to move while simultaneously tugging at your heartstrings. Her honey-coated vocals dance around electronic pop beats while pouring her heart out over lyrics straight from the soul.
Mikara’s passion for music and songwriting started at a young age. As a child, her father K-Doh would sing and play guitar to get the kids to fall asleep. While this method worked on her older siblings, it had the opposite effect on her, as she’d stay up singing and dancing all night long. By the age of six, she was performing in front of crowds, with her dad backing her on guitar and she continues to perform out with him today with his band K-Doh & The Doh-Nutz!
Earlier this year Mikara won celebrity voice coach Cari Cole’s Best New Artist Contest and received a scholarship for The Ride with multi-award-winning songwriter and vocal coach Wendy Parr. Mikara released her first single, “You’re Gonna Miss Me” in May which landed her on the Spotify Editorial Playlist “New Music Friday Philippines.” She’s very excited to announce her debut EP, which will be dropping on August 6th!
Love my flame
Not just my flesh and bones ooh
Cuz they’ll waste away
One day turn to smoke
Say your truth
But look me in the eyes
If you mean those words
Then love me till I die
Am I just another
Hot body?
Lying in your bed
It’s frightening
Cuz I feel your earth beside me
But I bring the flames
Ignite this wildfire
Don’t get burned
Trust me, and we’ll go higher
The stars say
You’re no good for me
Say to stay away
Make us enemies
Next to you
An unlikely match
So why’s it feel so true
Is “Us” really so bad?
But I bring the flames
Ignite this wildfire
Don’t get burned
Trust me, and we’ll go higher


Tell us how you develop your sound and style to make it different from other musicians.
Honestly, it’s something I’m still developing! I am just creating from song to song, trying new things, and growing in the process.
Tell us your opinion on the way new artists are coming up and the frequent release of songs.
I think it’s great that artists now have access to reaching an audience without a label. There’s no more gatekeeping to the industry. Everyone has a shot and social media has given us an outlet to share our art! As for frequency in song releases – I do think consistency is key in a world full of fast content.
Tell us your experience as a musician/artist.
There are always ups and downs and I’ve learned a lot of lessons the hard way. But at the end of the day, I’m grateful every day for having this passion and following my dreams. I think the world would be a better place if everyone was free to pursue what they love!


Tell us your goals and plans.
Right now I’m focused on my upcoming EP then I have a lot of other songs in the works that I’m stoked to share!
Tell us your best song up to date and share the link.
It’s simple but I love my song “You’re Gonna Miss Me”


Tell us what has changed in the music industry.
I feel like everything is constantly changing… the music industry has even changed over the past year with the boom of TikTok. Labels are just starting to realize how influential TikTok is when it comes to making or breaking artists.


Tell us your opinion on television/radio stations playing the same songs from established artists and giving little chances to independent artists.
It’s a bummer but honestly, I think it’s why so many people turn to the Internet for music! People get bored with the radio stuff and because of the Internet and social media, I think more people are willing to go out there and look for new artists they like. I think we’re moving towards a generation of more niche celebs versus the superstar-manufactured celebrity.
Tell us the challenges independent artists are facing and how to tackle them.
Finding your audience can be challenging but I think to conquer that would be through being consistent on social media (something I’m still working on ha-ha) and live shows!
Tell us your opinion on using social media to promote music online.
It gives artists an accessible platform to share music.


Tell us about your music career.
I’ve been singing for as long as I can remember! My dad plays guitar and used to play for me before bed with the intent that I would fall asleep but that backfired. I’d stay up singing and dancing all night long! Soon after my parents put me in choir and voice lessons and I’ve been performing ever since.


Tell us what still motivates you to go on with your music career.
I’m so in love with the creative process. It’s therapeutic and writing songs has helped me through a lot of difficult times. I don’t think I’d ever give up songwriting or creating – it’s a necessity for me.


Elaborate on the story behind the song.
I love to be in love even when I know I’ll probably be the one to get hurt. I really liked someone who I knew was bad for me, and when it all started falling apart that’s when I started writing about it.


Tell us the process involved in making this song.
I remember writing “Wilfire” on a slow day at work. I had recently had my heart broken by a guy in LA and had a lot to say about it. The words and melody just started coming to me and I recorded it on my voice memos then and there.


State your artist’s name and elaborate on it.
My artist’s name Mikara was inspired by my middle name and the character “Katara” from one of my favorite shows – Avatar. I’m a water bender.
State the title of the song and the meaning.
“Wildfire” basically represents how love can start as a flame but turn into something destructive if not cared for properly.
Mikara releases atmospheric electronic pop single “Wildfire.”
California-based artist Mikara releases her latest atmospheric electronic pop single “Wildfire” which features her velvety voice gliding over punchy electronic beats. 
“Wildfire” tells the story of a forbidden romance, another page torn straight from Mikara’s diary. Produced by Jeremiah Raisen who’s worked with artists such as Charli XCX and Sky Ferreira, Raisen’s production paired with Mikara’s intimate songwriting makes you feel that exhilaration of intense lust. The single is laced with ear candy such as stacked fluttering harmonies and bouncy instrumental melodies, keeping the listener on their toes till the end.
“Love starts as an innocent flame, something beautiful to behold but it can easily get out of control and destroy you. I tend to become so fascinated by the flame that I go all-in with my heart, ignoring the fact that I’ll probably be the one to get hurt in the end.” – Mikara



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