One of the most promising Contemporary R&B artists to emerge during the mid-2010s, Dallas-based singer and songwriter Mia Dirir (pronounced ‘dih-rare’) recently made her musical debut with the release of her EP goodTHINGS and she’s proving to be one to watch. Flawlessly blending elements of rhythm and blues, alt-soul, pop, reggae and hip hop – the EP attests to a versatile and unending musicality – one that is rarely found in today’s predictable era of music. With the bulk of the music production handled by So Fo Real Productions (Teddy Riley, KeKe Wyatt, Next) – the EP embodies 90’s nostalgia with a twist.
By incorporating commanding vocals, live instrumentation, catchy hooks and memorable melodies – Mia Dirir adds an authentic, modern-day spin to a throwback feel. The compelling EP showcases Mia’s impressive songwriting skills and notable vocal range along with her distinctive and powerful timbre – one that evokes a heartfelt sentiment and is sure to stay with the listener long after the song has concluded.
Touching on her musical roots, Mia Dirir explains, “Growing up in a big and expressive family, music was always the essence of our enjoyment. We grew up listening to the voices of Stevie Wonder, Whitney Houston and virtually every artist that was on Motown. By being exposed to such a varied musical upbringing, I began to hear my own sound develop from the influence of those same legends.” Amassing over 34,000 plays in its first few days on Soundcloud, it’s clear that this independent release has tapped into a feeling that many have been missing.
FULL EP CREDITS
‘goodTHINGS’ EP | MIA DIRIR | Length 16:38
No. 1 “Room 2 Grow” // No. 2 “SYBT”
No. 3 “theTRUTH” // No. 4 “goodTHINGS”
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER // Mia Dirir
SONGWRITING // Mia Dirir
PRODUCTION // So Fo Real Productions + Edgenik Productions
RECORDING + MIXING // Matthew Kennedy for Audio Dallas Recording Studio, Dallas
MASTERING // Brian ‘Big Bass’ Gardner
PHOTOGRAPHY // Alessandra Bianchi
CREATIVE DIRECTION // Mia Dirir
All Songs Recorded at Audio Dallas Recording Studio, Dallas