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Pia Mia Drops New Song 'Hot,' Talks About Making the Music (Exclusive Interview)

Pia Mia Drops New Song 'Hot,' Talks About Making the Music (Exclusive Interview)

Pia Mia just dropped her brand new song “Hot” and you can check it out right here!

The new track is the follow-up to Pia‘s song “Princess,” which has been streamed over three million times after its release a few months ago.

Pia is also an actress and will be seen in the upcoming movie After We Collided, the sequel to last year’s popular movie After.

We spoke to Pia about her new music and you can check out the full interview below, but make sure to listen to “Hot” first. You can stream it below or download now on iTunes!

Click inside to check out our new interview with Pia Mia…

Read our interview with Pia below!

JJ: What was the creative process behind both “Princess” and “Hot”?

PM: As an artist, I think it’s inevitable to have ups and downs on your journey in music. Especially because I started so young, I was 14 when I signed with Babyface. I’m growing up with my audience, every celebration, every growing pain is all there in my music. On one particular day, I was feeling down and had a long drive ahead so I decided to play throwback songs and “Kiss Kiss” by Chris Brown and T Pain came on. My mood changed and I felt an immediate high. It sparked in me an excitement and motivation that I had been looking for and needed for so long. I already had a studio session scheduled that night and knew I was going to flip the song. That was a night to remember, definitely adrenaline filled and so fun creating, laughing and bonding, bringing “Princess” to life. Chris and T Pain are two of my favorite artists and I’ve known both guys for a while. “Princess” is more in honor of them and the inspiration they’ve given me throughout my life and career. “Princess” is empowering. “Princess” is about taking care of the person you love, whether it’s with a big or small gesture. The bottom line of “Princess” is if you’re mine, I got you forever.

With “Hot,” I wanted to be very straight forward. You better keep it real hot, period, simple as that. “Hot” gives us a space to push the boundaries and express our sexuality. I think women, just like men, should be able to say what they want, speak up and go get it, without a fear of being judged. That’s Hot.

JJ: Has it been challenging staying creative throughout quarantine?

PM: I’ve had a lot going on during quarantine to keep me creative. I released my first single called “Princess” with my new team Republic Records, Electric Feel and my manger Troy Carter. Shot a quarantine visualizer over FaceTime for “Princess” and planned that whole rollout. I dropped my second single HOT 7/24 and am currently in the middle of organizing a couple visualizers and the official music video for HOT. I also began releasing and am writing my first fictional book series The Princess Diaries: Sand, Glitter and Silicone, which I’m releasing chapter by chapter on Wattpad. Wattpad is an interactive site where my fans can read along as I write and leave me comments and support me work with likes and votes. I love Wattpad for the interactive aspect and also because it’s home to the book series After which has now been turned in to a major motion picture franchise which I am honored to be acting in.

JJ: Should we be expecting a video for “Hot”?

PM: The “Hot” official music video is currently in the works to be shot in Los Angeles. I’m home on my island of Guam after four months solo in my Los Angeles condo and am very excited about shooting a local visualizer or two for “Hot” while I’m here. Although there isn’t necessarily an entertainment industry on island, I am excited to see what I can create that will introduce you to my island and the culture that I was raised in.

JJ: “Princess” has garnered over 3 million streams. Why do you think your music is resonating with so many?

PM: I think my music resonates because it’s real and relatable, easy to listen to and showcases the genuine passion I have for what I do. Some of my music comes back around again and again, like “Do It Again” ft Chris Brown and Tyga. That song was a big success for me when it was originally released and then recently went viral again as we went into quarantine on the digital platform TikTok, accumulating over 5 million original videos and hundreds of millions of views. I love that Noah Schnapp (Stranger Things) actually choreographed a dance to “Do It Again” and uploaded it. From there, it got the attention of some of my favorite creators like Addison Rae, Charli D’Amelio, JLo and Jimmy Fallon on The Tonight Show, etc. and that’s how it went viral almost overnight.

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