audrey mika
photo: Lauren Lamboy / press

Audrey Mika

Pop music sensation Audrey Mika is set to bring her fans closer with an immersive live broadcast via virtual streaming app MelodyVR. The soulful singer will be performing hits such as “Y U Gotta B Like That” and “Fake Heartbreak” from newest EP 5 A.M, as well as showcasing the first-time performance of her brand-new track “Red Gatorade.”

Mika who first rose to prominence as a YouTube sensation who made a name for herself with unique covers of popular hits has gone from strength to strength with the explosive popularity of her original material. A rising star and fan-favorite, it’s no wonder the Mika joins the likes of Post Malone, Lewis Capaldi, Blake Shelton, Nelly, John Legend, Wiz Khalifa, Kelly Clarkson, Niall Horan, Lewis Capaldi, Fall Out Boy, Julia Michaels, KISS, The Chainsmokers, and more, on the MelodyVR app.

Audrey Mika reveals her excitement at being able to perform via MelodyVR and what to expect from her first live performance of “Red Gatorade,” delves into the challenges of staying motivated in tough times, admits to missing live interaction with her fans, and much more.

The performance will be broadcast live on Thursday, September 24 (6 p.m. PT/9 p.m. ET) and available on-demand via MelodyVR which is available for download.

You’ll be performing “Red Gatorade” for the first time at the MelodyVR performance- what can people expect from that? Which other tracks are you most excited for people to watch you perform?
A more live energetic version of it!. “Just Friends” and “Fake Heartbreak” were my favorite to perform.

What are you most excited about in terms of your MelodyVR performance? What was your first reaction to being asked to perform? Who are some of the artists whose performance via MelodyVR that have impressed you?
I’m excited to see how people like the 360 experience! I was honored to be able to do this, and perform again! I watched Tori Kelly perform and she is incredible.

Is there anything that’s daunting about the prospect of a live-streamed performance as opposed to live shows? What challenges are you expecting to face?
I think the biggest part about live shows is the audience. It’s really hard to get over the fact that there’s no audience, and no energy to feed off. But I’m so happy I am able to do something that feels somewhat live.

What have you missed most about live performances? How much do platforms like MelodyVR help in reducing the vacuum left by the lack of love interactions?
I miss my fans and being able to hug them and connect with them through my music. I really miss seeing all their faces so much. They’re the reason I get up in the morning, so being a part of something like this was so special. Giving them what they deserve.

What message do you hope people take away from your music particularly in tough times like these?
To know that nothing is permanent and that you’re not alone in this. This is something we’re all feeling and going through together. Hopefully, my music is helping this time to be a little easier.

So far what’s been the most memorable moment of your career? What’s next for you?
Being able to go on tour was an incredible experience. I wouldn’t trade that first tour for anything in the world. I am so grateful that I got to do that with my best friends, and I actually had fans and people that care about me! Still baffles me that people do care and will watch and see shows! Can’t wait to do it all again very soon.

What are your sources of inspiration and motivation while making music, especially right now with isolation, distancing, and lockdowns becoming part of the norm?
In all honesty, it’s been very hard. It’s hard to write songs about your life when you can’t even live your life. But I’ve been learning a lot about myself and I think my songs feel really personal that way.

In three words, tell people why they should tune in to your MelodyVR performance!
Music, dancing, & vibes!