Mila Nabours is a singer, songwriter, actress, and model. Her songs are not only powerful, but often poignant and emotional. Currently, she is preparing for a performance in New York during Fashion Week but took time out of her schedule to talk to us about her life so far and her plans for the future.
1. How did you get started in the industry?
I started in the industry at around age 12, I was dancing competitively and was inspired to start acting by a lot of my teammates who were in the industry.
2. Since your parents are classically trained musicians it
was probably inevitable that you would have a music career. What do you love most about being a musician?
My parents have been the biggest and most crucial influence on my music career, I trust and respect their judgment 100% and having their support and feedback is the reason I’ve been able to pursue music. I love that music provides me with a creative outlet to release my emotions thoroughly, and that I’m able to express myself through an art form that I have so much love for.
3. What is your process for writing a song?
First, my producer sends me options for tracks based on the kind of song I want to write. Once I pick a track, I get right in the studio with some co-writers to bolt out melody and lyric ideas until we have a foundation of how we want the song to sound and what we want to lyrically portray. Once we have that down, we’re fired up and can write a whole song in a couple of hours.
4. What do you love most about being in the recording
I love the flow and the vibe created every time I work with my producer, Andrew Lane. We work so well together, and he knows how to bring out the best in my voice in addition to being able to capture my unique sound and style. I love to sing, and I love Drew, so studio sessions are always an absolute blast.
5. You are performing live in NYFW. What is your process for preparing for a live performance?
I’m beyond excited for my NYFW performance! For this performance specifically, I’m performing in a duet with Anica Rose, and to prepare, we’re going to have rehearsal sessions to make sure we know our parts to sing, as well as work out harmonies and ad-libs. Our movement and energy on stage, in addition to our vocal comfortability with the song is really what I think is going to make this performance strong.
6. You are also a model. How did you get started modeling?
I got started in modeling back in 2019 when I was invited through social media to tour in NY and London Fashion Week for the first time! It was a very new thing for me, and I didn’t have prior modeling experience, but I had a very exciting time and met people who I’m still in contact with today.
7. What do you love most about modeling?
What I love most about modeling is the confidence and improved posture that it enforces on me. I’ve realized that forming a good walk is very important for maintaining an uplifting and positive body language, which carries into everyday life.
8. What is one thing people would be surprised to learn
A lot of people don’t know that I’m bilingual! I went to a Spanish immersion school from pre-school all the way up until middle school. One of my songs on my latest EP, named “New Moon,” has the whole chorus in Spanish.
9. Do you have any plans to release new music in 2023?
Yes! I just finished recording a new original that’s going to be released next month and am planning to release more throughout the year.
10. Where can your fans follow you on social media?
Instagram & TikTok: @milanabours
YouTube: Mila Nabours