Miko scores on career-defining songs
Born in Flint, Michigan, famed singer-songwriter Miko Marks is an expert in perseverance. She has faced a series of struggles and challenges in her life, from severe pollution poisoning the water in her hometown to systemic racism within the music industry. Marks channels everything she felt and learned from those experiences into her music, unafraid to express herself and create art on her own terms.
After taking a 13-year hiatus from music from 2007 to 2020, Marks is back with a powerful message of love, unity and self-discovery that left her more determined than ever to make a name for herself. doing what she loves. After releasing the two Our country and Race records in 2021 via Redtone Records, Marks is readying a new batch of music which should be released this fall.
She recently released the first single from her upcoming project, “Feel Like Going Home”, an incredibly personal track that evokes her return to music after more than a decade of absence, in pursuit of her life’s purpose.
“The song is about how I’m the wanderer and I don’t feel like I have to wander anymore looking for my place in music and in the world,” Marks told The Boot in an interview. last month. “I’ve also settled into sounding more authentic to who I am, so this song isn’t just about coming back to the music industry, but also about getting back to my roots.”
Learn more about the California talent as she tells us, in her own words, about the songs that have become an essential part of her story as an artist. Here are Miko Marks’ essential tracks: