Written by Radio Lichfield on 06/21/2020
Mikalyn is a unique artist, old soul and world weary and yet so young and fresh. She comes at every song with a deep sense of herself as an artist with an alternative view of what is cool and classic in the same breath. Her haunting voice and melodies and harmonies are instinctive and Mikalyn operates at a speed and capacity at a level much beyond her young age. Mikalyn combines this natural ability with relentless learning and is constantly seeking to collaborate and study from the best. Already a seasoned performer, she spends weekend jamming at open mics accompanying herself on the keys doing originals and covers ranging from Radiohead to Cohen. Carnival, her break out single has been well received and inspires her to continue writing and performing, recording original music in order to connect artistically and bond with listeners. Mikalyn has the drive, perseverance, and work ethic that is needed to succeed.
Between the depth of her voice, substance of her songwriting, and seemingly endless list of awards and achievements, you might be fooled into thinking that Mikalyn has been in the game for decades. But that’s easily forgiven, as despite having yet to hit her 20s, the artist’s signature alt-pop stylings bely her age and blur lines between genres and eras, making her music all the more compelling.
She obviously takes great pride in her output, showcasing a skillful approach to arrangement and production with a keen attention to detail. She’s also an in-demand collaborator, having lent her unmistakable vocals to elevate tracks from Machine Drivers, Öwnboss & Zerky, Röde, and others in just 2019 alone. With a one-of-a-kind style and unwavering drive, Mikalyn shows no signs of slowing down on her already-impressive trajectory.
With a voice that has been described as “timeless” by some and “haunting” by others, she brings her incredible vocal tone and original twist on every song she sings – whether one of her catchy originals or a great interpretation of a cover song ranging from Radiohead to Lady Gaga and more.