“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.
Q: What was your experience working with award-winning producers and musicians Jeremiah Raisen?
MIKARA: It was really fun! I got to record this EP in a beautiful studio where one of my favorite artists Banks has recorded so that was super cool and inspiring.
Q: Who would you most like to collaborate with, if it could be anyone in the world?
MIKARA: Probably Travis Barker and Porter Robinson
Q: Was there a pivotal moment in your life when you decided to follow your path as a musician?
MIKARA: I’ve been singing and performing on stage for as long as I can remember and if you were to ask me as a child what I wanted to be when I grew up the answer would always be “pop star” haha. So I guess it started young! Shoutout to my parents for introducing me to music at an early age.
Q: How was your creative process while writing your debut EP?
MIKARA: I think all of these songs started as voice memos. I remember being at my day job on a slow day and that’s where I wrote “Wildfire” – just singing in the store and recording it on my phone. I had just been screwed over by this guy in LA and I had a lot to say about it. I think that’s what inspired this EP haha.
Q: What would you like to say to your fans out there?
MIKARA: I love you! I’m so happy shows are starting back up again so I can see you soon!! I can’t wait to share all this new music with you!!
Q: What is next for you?
MIKARA: The big thing of course is my EP which is dropping August 6th and I have a lot of other songs in the works that I’m stoked about!! Got a ton of shows booked as well and I’m putting together the fourth annual Roc-Vemberfest Lodi which is a music benefit concert in November to raise money for Veterans.
Interviewed by Stephanie Pankewich