- 06 Apr 21
The young singer-songwriter draws on her own life experiences to create relatable R&B.
From Bettystown, Co. Meath, Mia Yermeche – known professionally as MIA – always loved writing and music. But it was in the summer of 2020, with her final year of secondary school ahead of her (and a drastically reduced ability to go out with her friends) that she was drawn to the idea of bringing these two elements of her life together to make her own music. Today, Hot Press is delighted to be premiering her debut single, 'Butterflies'.
Produced by Chris Kabs, the Irishman behind JyellowL's critically acclaimed 2020 D|Vision, the track is a smooth R&B offering with crisp vocals and floating organ synths. Kabs got in touch after spotting one of Yermeche’s Instagram covers, and recorded and produced ‘Butterflies’ with her at TEMO Universal, Dublin, in August of last year.
MIA describes the song as a love song, "about the initial stage of a relationship where you are pretty much head over heels for someone and in your eyes they can do no wrong. You're basically blinded by the infatuation you feel for them."
Listen to 'Butterflies' below.