We got the amazing opportunity to have a little chat with Myah Marie! If you dont know who Myah Marie is..
Myah Marie is an American singer and songwriter. She is a demo artist for Britney Spears and also does background vocals for Britney. While she continues making working for Spears, Marie is currently working on her own music carrer…
How did you get started with working with Britney?
Word of mouth! It’s a long story, but a few of my songs I was pitching for her got sent over to her team, they contacted me a few months later and had me come in and do some background vocals! I was SOOOO excited!
Have you ever met Britney? (If so do you have a picture?)
Yes! When I was in 10! It’s a random story actually. My father is Murray Langston (The Unknown Comic) he was a comedian on the Gong Show in the 1970’s. Anyways, he was at some event and Chris Kirkpatrick from N*SYNC came up to him apparently and told him how big a fan he was (of my dad lol wtf?!). I guess he went on and on, and said that if my dad had any kids, he could get him hooked up with some N*SYNC tickets. My dad (knowing me) replied, “Well, I do have a daughter but to be honest she really is ONLY into Britney Spears, she loves her!”
Coincidentally, N*SYNC had the same manager at the time as Britney (Johnny Wright) and Chris kindly introduced my dad to their manager, and informed him of my Britney infatuation. Mr. Right offered my dad some tickets… AND backstage passes! He said to call his office in a week and let them know that Johnny said it was O.K. When my dad came home and told me this story I almost passed out, I made him re-tell it a few times haha. Anyways, my dad called the next week and his office said they’d get back to us. They didn’t…another few weeks had passed and the concert when Britney was coming to LA was swiftly approaching. I spent every minute by our house phone, and my anxiety grew, I started to assume that I wasn’t going to be receiving any Britney tickets, or the opportunity to meet my idol. Low and behold, they called us a WEEK before the concert at the Universal Amphitheatre, our tickets and backstage passes would be held at WILL CALL! I brought my best friend at the time, we thoroughly enjoyed her epic performance, bought t-shir’ts and proceeded backstage to the “MEET & GREET” area. Lol omg I was such a huge fan of hers, when I met her I was literally shaking, I asked her what her e-mail address was LMAO and she said it was firstname.lastname@example.org , she smiled, hugged me and took a picture with us! I almost died!
You told us that you’re a huge fan of Britney…what do you like most about her?
I couldn’t name just ONE specific thing I love about her. I honestly think it’s just HER, there’s something magical and intoxicating about her presence. There’s something unexplainable about Britneys’ appeal, I can’t really blame it on simply her beauty, her sick dance moves, her unbelievable voice, or her catchy melodies. I don’t know what else to say, from the minute I heard “Autumn Goodbye” on AOL kids, I was HOOKED! J
What is your favorite Britney song?
“Let Me Be” from the Britney album, hands down, I really can relate to it because I love my independence. It’s definitely my go-to song post breakup.
Many demos that you recorded hit Youtube and CLAIMED to be for Britney…Feet On The Ground, Insane, Candy For A Stranger………could you clear up which where really for Britney?
Feet On The Ground- I had Britney in mind, she kind of inspired me to write the song, but this wasn’t for her intentionally. It just kind of escaped onto the internet and evolved.
Insane- This was just a random song, I don’t like this one at all lol. I think at the time I wanted it to go to Britney, but in retrospect, I should’ve never expected it to make it on her album! NOT GOOD ENOUGH!
Candy From A Stranger- A song originally for Laze & Royal on their album. Unfortunately, did not turn out that way. Nothing to do with Britney.
We have to be honest, many people out there are thinking that you’re only using Britney for your own career. What would you like to tell them?
I honestly LOVE Britney, I have nothing but the upmost respect for her and her artistry. In no way would I ever “use” Britneys’ name for my personal gain. It’s an honor to be even listed on the same CD as her! Come on, the woman is my IDOL, I used to dream about her adopting me lol, if it’s a sin to mention her name, or say that I’ve worked as a background vocalist for her… well… then… as the Queen has said herself “ Living in sin is the new thing” ;)
Since Britney’s new album ‘Femme Fatale’ is coming out soon, did you do any back vocals on it?
Yes, “Hold It Against Me”, “Till The World Ends”, “Inside Out”, “Gasoline”, “Trouble for Me”, and the Japanese Bonus Track “Scary”
What is your favorite song from Femme Fatale?
Criminal and I-I-I Wanna Go
Are there any songs that you’ve done background vocals for that didn’t make the final cut?
Yes, one, but I can’t reveal the title.
What do you enjoy most writing a song, or recording it?
Writing!!! It’s so much more creative, less technical.
Word is you are getting a new album together! Please Spill!
Eieieiii, well, I’m trying. I’ve been knocked down SOO many times and promised SOO many things, but it’s all good cuz im getting right back up! I’ve got two songs coming out that I hope you all will love. They aren’t technically MY singles, and I can’t reveal the titles yet, but one is Richard Vission ft. Myah Marie. (he did “I LIKE THAT” ft Luciana. It’s a track with a feel similar to the aforementioned.
The second is a track that conceptually I’ve had for a while, it’s a throwback, we sampled one of my favorite 90’s songs…
It’s a Laze & Royal ft Myah Marie (Richard Vission co-produced this as well)
I’m trying to gather a concept for my album. I don’t have any songs that I’d want on my album yet (just being truthful)
I don’t really like any of my older songs, (the ones on my myspace or youtube)…I’ve written a few recently that I love, but not sure they would fit the sound I’m going for. I really want to come out with something different and unique. I can’t be ANYTHING like Britney unfortunately because of our comparisons. And Lady Gaga is just something no artist can go near right now. I want to create a new sound, and I’m currently searching for the right producer & team to help me create and develop that sound.
Do you have any plans on touring?
Hopefully these songs will blow up and I’ll tour the world! I’d LOVE TO!
Who or what inspires you most personally & career-wise?
Music in general, people, things, places… I take inspiration from everything. I’ve got lists on my phone and computer of just “song ideas” if I’m stopped in the road at a stoplight, I might see a great idea and just quickly grab my phone and type away. I really just have so many ideas, I feel cluttered in a sense, because I wish I could produce, I want to learn so badly, then I don’t have to depend on anyone else to “get” what I’m trying to say. Some people just don’t “get it”, ya know?
Do you have any Guilty Pleasures?
Ice cream, and going on youtube watching old Britney Spears Interviews and performances (so creepy lol). Also, I sometimes cruise different Brit forums where sometimes they start bashing me and then I get my feelings hurt! :/ Bad Myah!
Is there any thing else that you would like pepole to know that they dont know already?
Stiletto Sex was a complete JOKE track, it was written at 1 in the morning as a laugh track when i was 16 with a friend of mine, and it randomly got some kind of internet “cult-like” appeal. I’m not REALLY that sexual and nasty lol. I also get a kick out of people thinking “Lollipop Slut” is to be taken seriously. A lot of my pornographic lyrics are supposed to be humorous. I think sexuality is so animalistic and hilarious, and i love to toy with that subject a lot.
Britney Spears is…My idol, my influence, the reason I turned to music!
Britney Fans are… Great! Obviously we have something in common… J
My Fans are… Amazing, beautiful and always keeping it sexy. So supportive for someone who isn’t ANYONE, let’s be honest. Myah WHO?! I’m no one special (YET…lol), I know that, and I love that you guys can listen to my DEMOS and some songs with garageband beats, and still rock out. I really love and appreciate it more than I can express.
Thanks for listening/ reading!!!
Keep it sexy,
MadBritneyLove is PLEASED to present our EXCLUSIVE interview with the beautiful and talented Jessie Malakouti (Jessie and the Toy Boys).
Check out Jessie’s BIO here!
MBL - You originally started off as a solo artist, what made you decide to become “Jessie & the Toy Boys?
Jessie - I actually started out in a rock band called “Shut Up Stella”. I love
the feeling of being in a band, but at the end of the day I need to
write all the music and handle all creative control, so I needed band
mates that wouldn’t talk back, and that’s why I started Jessie and The
MBL - What is the best part of being in the Femme Fatale Tour?
Jessie - To get to perform for thousands of people every night! I love meeting
my fans and making new ones.
MBL - Were you starstruck when you first met Britney?
Jessie - Yes I was! She is a superstar! I had her posters plastered all over my
bedroom growing up, so I was definitely a little star struck. But once
we started talking I calmed down.
MBL - What inspires your music?
Jessie - Different things, people, traveling to different places, colors…
Mostly relationships though. I tend to write a lot about love and war.
MBL - What’s your favorite Britney Spears song?
Jessie - I have a few. I love Toxic because the melody is so unique and the
lyric is pretty genius. I also love Heaven on Earth and of course baby
one more time… My favorite off of Femme Fatale would have to be
MBL - What are your plans for AFTER the Femme Fatale tour?
Jessie - I am jumping straight onto another tour called The Identity Festival.
It’s going to be amazing! I will be touring with some of my favorite
electronic artists and Dj’s like Skrillex, Rusko, Kaskade, Holy Ghost
and Nero to name a few.
MBL - What is your favorite song to perform on tour?
Jessie - I love performing Perfect Shade of Red because it’s such an emotional song.
MBL - How was your reaction when you first heard about YOU joining the
Femme Fatale tour?
Jessie - I cried tears of joy! It was like an uncontrollable flood of tears
streaming down my face. I’ve worked my ass off for a really long time
and had a lot of people try and tell me to quit the industry- but I
never doubted myself, not even for a minute. Being asked to be one of
the Femme Fatales has definitely been a defining moment in my career
MBL - Where would you like to travel that you have not been before?
Jessie - I would love to go to the middle east and experience the culture
there. It be great to go to Tehran and see where my father grew up.
MBL - What should fans of yours look forward too in the near future?
Jessie - I have a mini-movie coming out soon that i’m going to be breaking into
5 parts and releasing online. It’s called “This is How Rumors Start”
just like the album in October.
MBL - What advice do you have for inspiring artist?
Jessie - To stay true to themselves. Allow people to inspire you, but never
change you. Work hard and follow your heart.
MBL - Anthing else you would like to tell your fans before we go?
Jessie - Just want to say thanks for the support! I also want my growing armyof fannequins to know how much I love them! I am nothing without my
fans. Thank you!