Pia Mia’s Summer Playlist
How were you “discovered”?
For music, I was discovered two years ago by Babyface’s team. They saw me walk into Urth Café in Los Angeles and sent one of their wives over to ask if I happened to be a singer.
My first fashion photoshoot was a Coachella-themed lookbook for Nasty Gal. They found me on Instagram!
Your favorite song of all time ?
Angels by The XX, a friend introduced me to this song as he drove me home one night. We hadn’t seen each other in a while and as it played, we sat there in complete silence. I don’t know how he felt, but for me it was because the lyrics described exactly how I had felt about us. I fell in love with it and it will always be special.
If you could collaborate with any musician who would it be ?
I could never choose one, but my top three would be Bruno Mars (he has a smooth and romantic voice that draws you in), Drake (his rapping style and lyrics are genius) or Rihanna (Rihanna’s diversity in music and her attitude towards life is encouraging.)
Summer Boy Crush?
I wouldn’t mind going for sushi and a movie with Ryan Gosling or Bruno Mars.
You have covered a lot of pop songs – is there any one that speaks to you personally?
Rihanna’s “Stay” is definitely one I connected with personally. I have not been in a lot of relationships, but unfortunately I understand the vulnerability you feel when you are in a relationship that is not perfect, knowing it needs to end, yet feeling too vulnerable and scared to end it.
What is your summer beauty regimen ?
Lots and lots of Krav Maga training! I train anywhere from 5-15 hours a week. I recently passed a 56 hour Krav Maga instructor course training and will begin instructing classes over the summer.
Summer vacation plans ?
I plan on spending the summer working on my music, but I would love to go back to Guam to spend time with my family and go surfing. I learned how to surf in December last year and became obsessed. I got barreled a time or two – I hear that’s good for a first-timer.