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Today we’d like to introduce you to Mirnaz . 

Hi Mirnaz, can you start by introducing yourself? We’d love to learn more about how you got to where you are today.
Hi, I am Mirnaz. I started singing at a very young age in the church choir. I was born in Baghdad, Iraq, I moved to Michigan when I was 10. That is when I started writing lyrics to learn English. I started making music at 16 when I had a radio show at Cousino High School. I plan on making music to bridge the gap between Middle Eastern culture and Western understanding. My culture has a lot of beauty and rich history waiting to be brought to the forefront of the mainstream. I am hoping to facilitate that properly through song. 

Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way? Looking back, would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
I have had bumps along the way for sure. Those are the things that keep me passionate and strive for what’s better. Balancing school and making music is definitely a challenge. But after I found that school was helping keep my overthinking, information-hungry mind at work while giving my creative mind a break, it all started to make sense. 

Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know about your work?
I like to say that I make music for people that grew up with strict parents. Every song I have ever written has come from a place of me imagining what it would be like to do the things my friends were doing that I wasn’t allowed to do. My single ”Eyes On You” is me imagining what it would be like to be at a party when someone you really like walks in. I was never allowed to party, so this was a super fun way for me to express the major FOMO I felt in High School. 

What sort of changes are you expecting over the next 5-10 years?
I see a lot of people in music being more authentic. People are very interested in where everyone comes from and how they got to where they are. In the past few years, we were seeing a lot of people drawing inspiration from everything they see. I think the shift is going to be people drawing inspiration from within instead. Which is really exciting to see through watching people share their process on TikTok, whether it’d be for making music or just figuring out who they are. 

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