Pia Mia is about to be a star. The name might not ring a bell, but just wait until summer when her new jam “Do It Again” featuring Chris Brown and Tyga blasts from every radio. Pia earned her first moment in the spotlight thanks to her bffs—Kylie and Kendall Jenner. The singer, who hails from Guam, busted out an insane Drake cover at the dinner table, right across from Kanye. Kim recorded the whole thing, released it into the world (of course), and the rest, as they say, is history. Well, history in the making, anyways. Aside from her new single, Pia has also been chosen as the face for Missguided, the hip British brand with pure “California girl” sensibilities. We talked to Pia about her Missguided shoot, her new record, and our mutual favorite activity: karaoke.
YAHOO STYLE: Your record comes out next week, and you’re the new face of Missguided, what has your day been like so far?
PIA MIA: Well, today has been kinda chill, I have been out enjoying the sun. I’ve been up since like 7:45am, and I’m like “wow! I didn’t know this is what 7:45 am looked like! It’s so beautiful!” I think I should do it more often.
YS: Ha! We totally know the feeling. So tell me about working with Missguided, what was the shoot like?
PM: I’ve been wearing Missguided for a while, so when they told me they wanted me to be their girl I was super hyped, like “hell yeah, let’s do this!” We shot the campaign out in Palm Springs, in a few different locations but my favorite was this place called Salvation Mountain. It’s a really cool, like, art piece, in the middle of the desert. I had always wanted to go there so that was really cool.
YS: Yes, that place is so cool! Did you have a favorite piece that you wore from the shoot?
PM: I’m pretty much obsessed with everything I wore, since the campaign was super collaborative and I helped them pick out the outfits I was going to wear, but they did make me a black bomber jacket with my name on the back that I love. I wear it all the time. I got to keep all the clothes and the shoes, which was also cool. I already used to wear Missguided all the time, but now I’m like really wearing it all the time! You can wear it to any occasion which is why I love it so much.
YS: Your new single “Do It Again,” just came out last week, congratulations!
PM: Yes, thank you I am really excited. I’ve been getting texts that it’s playing on the radio, and it’s so special for me. I love Chris Brown and Tyga, and I’m so stoked that we were able to work together and share this experience. It’s my first real single release and I’m just happy that the record is getting a great response.
YS: You’ve worked with a lot of cool people already, do you have any dream collaborations? People you’d love to put out a record with?
PM: Well, I’ve been working on my album for a year now, and I’ve collaborated with a bunch of artists, producers, and writers that I love and I always wanted to work with, but until it’s out, I have to keep it under wraps! But there’s definitely some great collaborations to come and I am very excited for everyone to hear.
YS: What are your plans for the summer?
PM: I just want to get out there and perform “Do It Again”! Just you know, work on more music, and drop more records. I am also looking forward to seeing my family! I was born and raised in Guam, [and when I wanted to pursue music] my mom and I came to LA, and my dad and my siblings stayed in Guam, and they are coming here to LA!
YS: Other than your family, what do you miss the most about Guam?
PM: I think the culture, you know, everything is really family-oriented there. It’s all about love! I miss being able to go to the beach anytime, go to barbeques and listen to good music. I also miss red rice! We eat it with literally everything, and you cannot find it anywhere out here!
YS: That sounds like so much fun! One last question, do you ever do karaoke, you must be so good at it!
PM: I LOVE karaoke! I do it all the time. When I was like 11 or 12 my dad’s business in Guam had a Christmas party, and they had a karaoke competition. I was competing against all of my dad’s coworkers, so I was competing against all these grown men, and I sang “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” by Aerosmith. I won like $100 dollars!
YS: Once a winner, always a winner!
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