Born to immigrant parents from the Philippines and living life in the United States, Mia Mahal has been face-to-face with racism and many other socio-political issues causing great division and chaos in the world today. Using her gift in music, she seeks to bring in unity through “One World,” the first single produced under her record label Mia Mahal Music which seeks to bring a positive change in society today.
Mia Mahal grew up in a family where music runs in the blood. Her Filipino mother, Aurora Belderol, is a concert pianist and a seasoned piano and music teacher. Following her footsteps, Mia Mahal is also a trained classical pianist, singer, songwriter, and music producer who has performed in the music arena all her life. From singing within the family to joining girl groups and becoming an independent artist, the rising musician has come a long way.
Having written her first song at 15 years old, Mia Mahal always dreamed of establishing her own music label one day. Now, at the prime of her years, she has turned the dream into a reality as she launched Mia Mahal Music this year. Recently, the label released Mia’s first-ever single “One World,” a song meant to touch the lives of people all over the world. The track is a beautiful family collaboration with lyrics written by Mia and her mother, co-produced by her nephew, Jay Griff, and performed by her niece, Teri Ryan, and daughter, Heaven Marley, with Mia and her sister, Lulu Nina, as background vocals.
The latest Mia Mahal Music track “One World” was inspired by the trials and tribulations the world faces today. “During this time when our country is so divided, I was inspired to create a positive message song that can heal the world,” shares Mia Mahal. She highlights how on top of the COVID-19 pandemic, many lives have been lost this year due to “lack of acceptance” and understanding of others’ differences. With this in mind, the singer truly hopes that the new administration serves as the beginning of healing and unity for the country.
Through “One World,” Mia Mahal Music hopes to open the eyes of many to the reality that we are all the same regardless of our gender, sexuality, ethnicity, religious and political beliefs, and physical and mental abilities. Indeed, with the challenges the world faces today, now is not the time to be divided. For Mia, this is the time where acceptance is most crucial; this is the time where diversity should be celebrated.
Fueled by the unprecedented need for unity to combat not only the seemingly-endless pandemic but also other issues at hand, Mia Mahal Music makes it the record label’s ultimate mission to develop independent artists coming from diverse backgrounds who are ready to use their voice and gift in music in making a real difference in people’s lives while serving as an inspiration for all.