MIOU is a Neo-Traditional Japanese singer and songwriter from Tokyo, Japan, currently based in London, UK. We discussed Shakira inspirations and more in this interview.

Hey! Introduce yourself. Where are you from?

My name is MIOU. I’m a Japanese singer and songwriter. I’m from Tokyo, Japan. I’m a singing ambassador. I bring Japan to the world through music and fashion. 

When did you start making music?

I started making music in 2008!

Who inspired you to start making music?

Shakira!

How would you describe your music style?

Neo-Traditional Japanese.

Who are you listening to now?

Shakira and Eurythmics!

What’s your best project or single so far?

My best songs are Pave My Way and MASK.

Any upcoming releases from you to look out for?

I’m working on a cover song for YouTube right now.

Want more from MIOU? Check out her music on Spotify or her website www.mioujapan.com