Unapologetic and focused are two words that describe singer and songwriter Miya Guggs.
The qualities that allowed her to be an elite athlete on the basketball court now help the independent artist launch her music career. A woman of many gifts, Miya’s talents on the hardwood allowed her to earn a scholarship to her hometown college basketball team, Kansas City (Kansas) Community College. Nobody would have blamed Miya if she had pursued her hoop dreams to their logical conclusion – a college education, maybe attracting the attention of a Division One school and becoming a Lady Jayhawk and achieving the ultimate dream of being drafted into the WNBA. Miya, however had a different dream.
Patrice: How did your start in music began?
Miya: My start is music began when I was younger, during the MTV music videos era.
Patrice: What are some of your favorite music artists that’s out right now?
Miya: Some of my favorite music artists are Sza, Teyana Taylor, and Jhene Aiko.
Patrice: Speaking of music artists, you are one yourself in the r n b genre with a new single out called ‘Situationships.’ What was the inspiration behind creating it?
Miya: The inspiration for ‘Situationships’ came from twitter, and just reading everyone’s experiences. I then just wrote about my many experiences.
Patrice: The visuals to the single are also available as well. How did you come up with the concept for visuals?
Miya: For my visuals I like to imagine it as a movie and apply what I think that movie would look like.
Patrice: What is the next step in your music career?
Miya: The next step in my career would be to drop my EP, hopefully in the summer.
Patrice: How many ep’s or albums do you currently have out right now?
Miya: I currently don’t have ep’s or albums out right now, but I hope to soon drop my EP.
Patrice: If you could do a duet with a singer dead or alive, who would it be and why?
Miya: I would love to do a duet with Sza; I just feel like it would be a very magical moment.
Patrice: Growing up, who or what has been your biggest inspiration?
Miya: My biggest inspiration growing up was Hannah Montana. I loved everything about performing and the lifestyle she lived.
Patrice: Are you working on anything else besides music?
Miya: Right now I’m working on becoming a better dancer. I love the art of dancing, and it’s been really fun to create in a different art style.