Get to Know Myra Sky!
The ‘sky’s’ the limit for the pop singer Myra Sky! Read on and get to know the talented Egyption-American beauty who talks about her musical inspirations and passion for helping others!
What influences your music?
Myra: Love life, of course! Along with it, it would be chasing your dreams, and the hardships that come with it. Also, making a change. What’s going on in the world right now with the bullying, with girls and boys right now and what they’re doing as far as making a difference. I want this generation to be a good generation. I want to be a role model, so I want to make sure my music uplifts people and helps people grow and helps people become better people. Especially with Miss O and Friends, something I love about you guys is how you have created a safe environment for girls to be strong and independent, not afraid to speak up and do what’s right. That’s something that really influences my music. I don’t ever want to sing anything that doesn’t mean anything and isn’t going to touch somebody out there.
When did you first start singing?
Myra: I started singing when I was about seven years old actually. Mariah Carey’s ‘Music Box’ album, when I would put it in my cassette player at the time, I would listen to it every day. I started taking it more seriously around twelve and thirteen. I started performing in school events and school games. That’s when I started getting more and more into it.
What is your favorite thing about being a singer?
Myra: My favorite thing about being a singer is, besides the lights and stage and the feeling that music gives me, being able to get your voice heard. Being a singer, as you get in the spotlight, you get the opportunity for thousands and millions of people to know who you are and to hear you, and something that is important to me is being able to reach out to those millions of people all over the world and help them in any way that I can. That’s definitely the most amazing thing.
Has your Egyptian heritage influenced your music?
Myra: Yes it has. My Egyptian heritage made me the woman that I am today as far as my goals and my dreams and just being the best woman I can be. It’s given me the guidance as far as who I want to be and what I want to represent. What I will and won’t sing about is a strong influence from my culture because my culture taught me a lot and helped me become the woman that I am today. So yes, it’s a very, very big influence.
What advice do you have for girls looking to make it as a singer?
Myra: Definitely, first and foremost, you cannot give up. If you have any feeling inside of you of giving up, then it’s going to be extremely hard. It’s a very hard business, a lot of pressure on you all the time. You have to practice all the time to become the best you can be. You have to study it a lot, and study the people you love a lot, figure out who you want to be as a performer. Work hard, be persistent, and be consistent. Work hard to be the best singer you can be, and know that it’s going to be hard, but just don’t give up.
Where do you get your drive to help others?
Myra: I think the biggest place I get that drive is from my faith. I believe that faith is a beautiful thing and that it keeps you grounded and it keeps you humble, knowing that a lot of people in life go through so many things, even things I’ve been through with my family and friends. You see that not that many people want to help all the time. Even in high school and middle school, seeing people that would get hurt, or seeing people that would get bullied, I always wanted to do something about it. I wasn’t the kind of girl that was the most popular girl, but I wasn’t what the world calls a nerd either, so I made friends with a lot of different people – people that people loved and people that people didn’t love that much, and I think that’s where it started. I wanted to be a peacemaker, and that’s a big influence for my music. Being a role model, that’s what’s really stayed in me. Even living in New York City now and seeing the homeless people, seeing things that I don’t feel enough people in this world help with. It’s something that’s in my heart, something that I can’t ignore. It keeps me going every day.
Describe your style.
Myra: I want to always be ahead of the curve. I want to be unique, and I always want to dress to impress you could say. I don’t want to walk out of the door not looking like Myra Sky. I love to try new things. I love being fly and grown and conservative and sexy and elegant at the same time. You’ll find me in a lot of skinny jeans and heels I don’t ever like to not wear heels! If I don’t wear heels, I’ll wear some cool, fly tennis shoes, but you’re usually going to see me in heels. It’s good to stand tall, and it gives you some confidence when you walk around in heels.
What is your idea of a perfect day?
Myra: A perfect day would entail being able to be around my family, having them with me on this journey, getting on a tour bus and finishing an amazing concert sold out concert to be exact, and hearing my song on the radio, and helping people besides myself.