EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Mimi Webb
Stage Right Secrets caught up with Mimi Webb to discuss her new single, life in quarantine, and so much more. Read our exclusive Q&A, below.
Congrats on your new single! Did you do anything to celebrate?
Thank you so much! Yeah, I had a little family BBQ, but nothing too much, was a very busy day with the release but so much fun.
Walk us through the process of creating “I’ll Break My Heart”
It was on the week of my writing camp at RAK studios in London just before lockdown, and I remember having a phone call with one of my super close friends Shaun (who also wrote the song with us) and I was having a really emotional week and he was going through some stuff that week too, so we really dug into how we were feeling and it was then just a process through lockdown getting the vocal right, but we then used the original demo from the day because the emotion that I delivered I couldn’t beat”
The music video is stunning, how involved were you in the concept?
so I knew that with me living in the countryside was always something I wanted to include in this video, Tom who directed this also did the ‘Before I Go’ music video so with already having previous work together he knew exactly what to do for this one. Also for the circle movement around me from the camera was something I really wanted and made sure we got from Tom and the team, as the idea really created the emotional dynamic for me
How did signing with Epic come about?
So 2018 Christmas time my manager Rob was just like let’s go out to LA and see what happens, he already knew a bunch of A&Rs as he works in that industry, so we flew out there and just went around to do a few meetings, I never really looked too much into it as I’ve always been really good and keeping my focus on the bigger picture, but it was so exciting, and EPIC was my last meeting of the trip and I still say to this day it was a very special one, me and Zeke my A&R were just laughing the whole time and I really felt comfortable at EPIC and didn’t feel nervous at all! baring in mind all my other meetings I was super nervous for hahaha, but it just felt right at EPIC.. everything about the energy in the building and it really felt like id been their before, I then signed with them in 2019 February time, I was 18 years old at the time.
Taking it back, what record made you fall in love with music?
Heaven by emeli Sandé, and “I set fire to the rain” by Adele & also ‘L.O.V.E by Nat king cole’, the way them songs hit is another story, One of the main reasons I’ve always wanted to do music is because of the goosebumps feeling it’s always given me , especially with these 3 songs.
What was your first concert?
It actually was Justin Bieber, My Aunty took me and my cousin for her birthday!, I think it was around when we were 11 years old? I don’t remember for sure but I do remember them visuals being insane!
Was there a specific moment when you knew you wanted to be an artist?
I always wanted to be a singer since I was 12 years old, but I really don’t think I knew what it takes to be an ARTIST till I was 16, I had a meeting with a manager in the game around that time as he was a family friend & it really opened my eyes to what it takes to be in this industry, and there is so much to it, Every part just felt so right for me and I was ready right there & then for the journey.
Do you have a personal favorite or standout lyric?
“Oh Heaven, oh heaven, I wake with good intentions, but the day, it always lasts too long” – this was the line from one of my all-time favorite songs ‘Heaven By Emeli Sandè’ and it really represented the way I had been feeling for a very long time.
Since most of the country is or was in quarantine, what did you do to pass the time? (New skills, cooking, binging shows, etc.)
I started to learn piano!, I really love it, I also started getting into tiktok! That has really been a lot of fun.
Did you find it easier or harder to be creative while stuck at home?
I found it easy! I was writing music nearly everyday and it really gave me the time to get into content ideas but also don’t get me wrong there were definitely some bad days hahaha.
What do you think the music industry will look like in the future?
I think it’s just going to keep getting more & more real for people, I really believe people can see through those who are trying to be something they are not, so I really feel with the music industry that if people remain their true self then that’s the way forward! Especially with social media, people can get an opinion on you all so quickly nowhere days
What else can fans expect from you this year?
Lot’s of new music! Some exciting videos & content! And lots of just me being myself and sharing as much as I can from me personally! I really want people to get to know me & I want to get to know them, so everything I do I want to keep as personal as possible as I’ve started doing some home diaries, so it will allow people to watch my world.