Making a Scene Presents an Interview with MiMo
Montreal-born and New York-based music artist Mimo reps Harlem and the 514 on the daily. Trained as a musician, actor and dancer, her work revolves around the tremendous powers of the body. Juggling her love for performing arts, Mimo evolved through choir singing, violin classes, drama circles and dance practice. When it comes to music, Lo-Fi vibes, flowing poetry, Neo-Soul—with an alternative R&B feel may be the closest terms to define her sound. Mimo’s style is essentially a blend of heartfelt music, reflecting her essence: something she casually calls “Street Jazz.”
“…a blend of heartfelt music, reflecting her essence: something she casually calls “Street Jazz.”
Fluently moving from an art form to another, she was featured as a singer and actor in a rendition of the play “Cheap Hugs” by Annick Lefebvre, presented at the Hudson Theater Guild. Her role landed her a nomination for “Best singing act” of the 2018 New York WinterFest.
After dropping her first EP “Bittersweet” (2016), the artist released a few singles and remixing Soyouhim’s “LuvMe. (Cheeto puffs), making it his most streamed song. ‘Papa Was’ and ‘Harlem Flat’ followed as singles from the 𝕾𝖙𝖗𝖊𝖊𝖙 𝕮𝖆𝖓𝖉𝖎𝖉 album, released in 2020. This infamous year also set the stage for her 4-song ‘Shellshock’ EP.