Montreal based artist Miko is a 21-year-old singer songwriter who brings pop and 90s rugged vibes to his music. When he realized post-secondary education was not for him, he focussed on co-writing music. He collaborated with rising artists such as Soran, Mike Clay (Clay & Friends) and Geoffroy. Since then, he’s been gaining attention from popular figures in media like YouTuber Hannah Meloche and iconic Canadian music journalist Alan Cross. His latest collaboration includes co-writing and performing on Robotaki’s latest single ‘Dreamcatcher’. Now, he is focused on cultivating his own music style. His first single ‘Crushes’ is on Spotify and has reached a million streams.
His newest single and video, ‘I Wasn’t Made to Fall in Love’ comes out this Wednesday and is a blend of alt-pop and rock. This song was co-produced with Mathieu Sénéchal (Charlotte Cardin) and showcases Miko’s beautiful, yet vulnerable universe. He was inspired by artists such as Yeek, Role Model, and Dominic Fike. In the music video, you can watch Miko and his friends cause chaos all over Montreal.
In regard to the visual, Miko says, “I wrote ‘I Wasn’t Made to Fall in Love’ last summer with my homie Mat (Mathieu Sénéchal). Mat is the master of not overthinking shit and that’s what I like the most about him. It’s also my first song for which there is a video clip! My favourite shots didn’t make the cut because we could’ve been in trouble, but we had a lot of fun making it.”
Miko was invited to be a part of the SOCAN Incubator Program which allows him to connect with music industry mentors from Canada. He was chosen for the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame Residency which takes place in Toronto this year.