Written By: Jessica Oh
Make way for Myallo! This fresh new artist is half man and half amazing! Born and raised in Minneapolis, Myallo is a self-taught singer, dancer, pianist, and actor. With his eclectic taste in music, he enjoys all types of genres while focusing on R&B and Hip Hop. He started performing at the young age of seven, and he later honed in on his abilities by pursuing his passions as an entertainer. He starred in musical theater productions and joined a Hip-Hop dance team. Myallo is jump-starting his career by releasing his own music projects and creating content on YouTube and Social Media.
Myallo’s music is inspired by genres such as R&B, Hip Hop/Rap, Rock, Blues, Jazz, and more. Influenced by artists such as Michael Jackson, Chris Brown, J. Cole, Giveon, and Amy Winehouse, Myallo takes what makes each genre great and implements that into his own music. He uses the emotion and conviction in R&B, as well as the raw-ness and fierce-ness of Rock. This is only the beginning for Myallo, and we cannot wait to see more of his work as an entertainer. Learn more about Myallo and his talents below!
When did you start doing music? And describe the moment when you decided you were going to fully pursue music.
I started to release music in January of 2020. Before that year, I would always be writing and producing music for fun, sometimes even featuring in songs with my close friend, “Kodj” (another local artist in Minnesota). He was one of my influences because he showed me how attainable releasing music was. After experiencing heartbreak, I was finally able to put the pen on the pad and find inspiration to release my own music.
How many singles, EPs, or Albums have you released? Which one is your favorite? Why?
Overall, I’ve released over 14 projects. 10 singles, 3 EPs, 1 album. I took down a handful of those projects because I know now that I can objectively do better. Gemini In June EP is one of my favorite projects. Because at that time, I became fully confident in my abilities. I’ve put in so much work to achieve that level of skill and precision. And people noticed my improvements as an artist.
Typically, how long does it take you to complete a track? Describe the roll-out process?
Typically, it now takes me less than 3 days to complete a track. I try to finish as much as I can the first day I begin to write. Then, I allow myself a bit of hindsight to understand what else the song could need and return the following day to complete the track. The roll-out is simple! I make a snippet of the song and create a TikTok/quick video of me dancing to the song a few days before the track is released for promotion. Sometimes I pay for the Instagram promotion. Then on the day, the song is out, I announce it on my social media (Instagram, Snapchat, etc.)
Where do you draw your inspiration from when you’re working on new music? Personal Experiences, Other Artists/music, Books, etc.
I draw inspiration from an agglomeration of experiences and other people. I’m very empathetic by nature. So, I tend to understand other people’s emotions by listening to them talk or vent, and then find ways to relate and help them. Because of that, I discover the synergy between myself and my peers. I feel a lot better when I can help others find their passions and ambitions. It gives me reassurance.
What do you enjoy most about being a musician? What do you hate most?
What I enjoy most about being a musician is the ability to, directly and indirectly, help others discover self-awareness and introspection within themselves. That’s why artists like J. Cole and Kendrick Lamar are so likable. They found ways to invoke thought for people in such beautiful ways. What I dislike the most is that some people purposely misconstrue an artist and their messages in their music to depict them in a negative light.
Anything else you would like to add/mention?
Embrace all aspects of yourself. Your strengths and weaknesses, flaws and skills, etc. It’s okay to feel the whole spectrum of emotions — from positive to negative. Feel the feeling, but don’t become the emotion.