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Missy Miss Behave On Her Metamorphosis

Missy Miss Behave On Her MetamorphosisScore 78%Score 78%

The word intriguing gets banded around quite a lot, even I and my fellow EDMR team members have been guilty of rather frivolously branded many an artist as being so. When really, interesting or different would have served, at best. However, once in a while, a truly intriguing artist comes out from the shadows and into our light, and Missy Miss Behave is case in point.

For those of you who aren’t aware then Missy Miss Behave is in her own words “a singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and record producer who just so happens to be transgender”. Hailing from the green and leafy Johnson City in the US state of Tennessee, MMB cites a wide array of artists as inspiration for her music from Emo rockers such as My Chemical Romance to rising hip-hop artist, Trippie Redd.

Setting out on her musical journey aged just three she began playing the cello before learning the piano at five and moved on to the guitar aged ten. Which isn’t bade for considering she yet to hit her teens. Although, it wasn’t until she reached university that she began experimenting with electronic beats and decided to pursue a career in music. Also around this time, MMB rather frankly tells us, she became a girl. Whilst this isn’t necessarily important to you or me, the transition is undoubtedly a huge deal for anyone who has experienced life in the so-called ‘wrong body’ and has had the courage to act upon it. And this reflected open and honestly throughout MMB’s music.

Whilst on her journey from male to female Missy Miss Behave has released two well-received singles in the form of ‘OMG’ and ‘Black Coffee’ feat. Emmaline as well as her debut album, 2017’s Jagged Weather. Along the way, the eccentric US producer has also managed to find herself up in front of TV’s Judge Judy Sheindlin, find out why below within MMB’s Q & A feature. Now she finds herself releasing arguably her most captivating work to date, the Metamorphosis EP.

‘Metamorphosis’ isn’t just an EP for Missy Miss Behave, it symbolises much more than just music. We guess the clue is in the title. An unusual sound palette made up of wavey bass lines, far out synths and penetrating drum rolls are employed to create this two track EP. It would be lazy to brand ‘Metamorphosis’ as ‘experimental’ as the time, effort and patience that has gone into building such a multi-layered beat deserve much more. We guess it’s futuristic take on synth-pop with similarities to Bjork’s newly appointed oddball producer Arca and the futurist vives of Laurel Halo. Metamorphosis’ has been built around throbbing sound designs that features a War of the Worlds-like audio narrative and space-age, cosmic melody. The flip side ‘Wolfskin’ is just as obscure in its approach to sound texture and beat building but with a more a grounded, dare we say traditional electronic break-beat influence that rides throughout as the track manages to remain incredibly ‘out there’ whilst still just about in touch with reality.

Questions & Answers with Missy Miss Behave

As artists go, Missy Miss Behave has a lot to say. So we thought the only way to find out more from her about her life experiences, her music and her impending possible appearance on that particular American arbitration-based reality court show was to fire a few questions her way.

EDMRATING

78%

Summary Eccentric futurist neo synth-pop delivered over a two-track EP.

INSTRUMENTATION
80%
ORIGINALITY
89%
AUDIO QUALITY
65%

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