Singled Out: Wig Party's Mia
Vincent Ventriglia: "Mia is a song that was written during a busy song writing session, in fact its not the only song from that session that found its way onto the Glass Girls EP. I have a room in my house that is my designated song writing room, where I can escape, away from the distractions of the world, like television, computers, cell phones. For me, song writing is a type of therapy, if I am going through anything in my personal life writing always helps me find the place where things start to make sense again. At the time I was going through a rough breakup,I had ended a relationship and I found myself in that room a lot. I wrote Mia with an acoustic guitar and it was one of those things were I found as fast as my hands would play through the chord changes I would also start to hum melodies and sing lyrics. I love to read or watch interviews in order to gain perspective from some of my favorite musicians and I recently saw some with guys like Greg Allman, Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Robert Hunter and Jerry Garcia, Mark Knopfler. When it comes to song writing they all break it down the same way, basically that the best songs come out so fast that your mind needs to catch up with what just happened, it leaves your head spinning. That's what happened with Mia, I quickly developed a strong verse and chorus, after that a bridge was worked out. I worked with Charlie to hash out the lyrics that were right, that's how we write most of our songs. I played it for some friends and had a strong reaction, that's when I knew it was a great song, it's the final testing ground before I bring it to the guys in Wig Party. From there it takes a life of its own and the final result can be heard in the recording and when we perform it out live."
Charles Kirby: "Vin and I have been writing music together for 6+ years, so we have developed a relationship with each other in that regard, based on what has been successful. We are always writing in some way, but the bulk of the writing happens in short stints. A lot of material comes pouring out at once over a week or two and we are left with the process of collecting it all and turning it into something that works. Mia was the product of one of these sessions. I remember when Vin came to me with a batch of new songs and Mia stood out in particular as something with a great sound and framework for lyrics. I know he was going through a tough breakup and he came to me with some lyric ideas based around his feelings. I remember the key for us to writing about a breakup was not wanting to be too "poor me" about it and also not wanting to be so direct in our approach to explaining the exact events of the relationship, "loosely based around" was the idea. However, at the same time we wanted to portray the craziness of it all, maybe if not for any other reason but to help Vin to move on. The hook "See ya Mia, I wouldn't want to be a friend to you know more" embodied this perfectly. Its catchy, expressive and describes that almost nagging, assertive breakup feeling. It's tricky writing about breakups, I know that almost every song ever is written about love, and probably half of those about love gone wrong, but it's still quite difficult to write about something gone wrong and do it right. You will never write something that everyone likes, some people will always find something wrong with it, but in the case of Mia, I think we got it right."
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