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Mississauga-hailing songstress Mileena is well-versed in the art of compelling productions. Following the development of an uplifting alternative r&b-packed catalogue of sonic goodness, the rising talent now seeks to empower independent artists globally. Armed with a new take on infectious r&b productions and of course her signature enchanting vocal, Mileena now returns to the spotlight with ‘Another’ as part of her forthcoming EP – effortlessly diversifying her ever-growing repertoire.
With previous project like ‘Look at Me’ and self-titled LP ‘Mileena’ putting her name before a well-versed group of music fans, the unique talent draws inspiration from the likes of Ravyn Lenae, Kali Uchis, and FKA Twigs, as listeners see her create a refreshingly different sound that is also consistent with the stylistic trends of today’s r&b soundscapes.
Having created a sound that resembles a transformative potion of wondrously alternative r&b sounds and echoes of electronic toplines, the songstress has stirred up an all-encompassing sonic experience. By fusing the perfect melodic and upbeat instrumental flares with soft, r&b tones and seamlessly integrating them, Mileena’s latest offering is helplessly intoxicating – one that could lend itself to a powerful introspective listening experience.
Mileena’s lyricism naturally veers towards a stream of consciousness, resembling conversations and battles within herself as she gradually creates a jigsaw of challenging musings. Supported by stacked synths and a superbly rich topline; all in great anticipation of a hypnotic, euphonious chorus, 808s and tantalising drum patterns add the finishing touches as the rising star injects deep contemplation and experience into all of her work.
Packed with divine, feminine energy, Mileena’s continued journey of self-discovery strikes the perfect balance of ethereal cadence and recite-worthy hooks, resulting in a cleverly complex track in wonderfully simple clothing. As Mileena continues to draw influence from her counterparts while injecting pleasing, unexpected flips into her output, her unruffled and effortlessly captivating delivery is one that resonates with every alternative r&b lover.
Mileena writes and makes music from the comfort of home, tucked away in the quiet Mississauga suburbs— and sometimes Toronto, she is a writer, singer, and producer.
Her music takes most of its inspiration from 90s neo-soul, but more recently, trip-hop and alternative indie. Her lyrics are intuitively written, with both personal meaning and messages of peace, love, healing, and self-awareness.
Since starting her musical journey in 2016, she’s released a plethora of songs/demos on Soundcloud (where she gained her first following), 2 EPs, a full-length album on all platforms, and has had the opportunity to tour along the West Coast of LA, also across the GTA.
Empowered by her independence she’s grown her listening audience to 11,000+ monthly listeners on Spotify and has plans to release her next EP, this summer 2023.
‘Another’ is out on streaming platforms now.