Today is the day!!!
My new album, Scribbled Pleas on Yellowed Keys, comes out tonight!
To celebrate the release, I'll be going live on Instagram tomorrow (this Saturday, January 23), at 2p.m. MST / 4p.m. EST / 9p.m. GMT.
Come join us! :) I'll be listening through the album and answering questions, and the rats will be there too! It should be a very cool and fun time.
Here’s my traditional little write-up about the album: I’m no stranger to introspection, but Scribbled Pleas on Yellowed Keys has felt like the deepest dive into my own thoughts and feelings yet. In this chapter of life, my world has somehow felt both numbingly unchanging and terrifyingly fragile, and I don’t have much of a clue what I’m doing, where I’m going, or what I want.
These twelve songs are a direct response to the way my constant, desperate attempts to understand what’s going on in my mind and heart have intensified over the past few months. The first song, Scribbles, attempts to explain how I visualize this process in my brain; the rest of the album is filled with examples of the internal monologues, questions, and conclusions the aforementioned process has resulted in; we end with Into Music, a slightly disjointed ode to songwriting as my preferred method of exploring, expressing, and externalizing all of this.
Driven to grow as a musician, I fought the temptation to sink into autopilot, and instead tried my best to choose chords and melodies with intention, try new things, and seek others' expertise as needed (shoutout to Jimmy Montague for mixing/mastering - very happy to have his fingerprints on this album!).
Scribbled Pleas on Yellowed Keys has been described as “sensational,” “quirky,” and “heartfelt.” I send it into the world with the hope that it will resonate.
The album was recently reviewed by Robin Mumford of The Indie Plug on Our Sound, which you can read here: https://www.oursoundmusic.com/noac-review/586149_scribbled-pleas-on-yellowed-keys-by-mia-stegner
I’m excited to announce that I’ll be selling CDs for this album, which will include a never-heard-before bonus track & a friends/family discount to my merch store! CDs will go on sale the first week of February. In the meantime, I’m giving away 5 signed CDs for free!
Winners will be announced on February 7. Here’s how you can be one of them
1. Share my music with a friend (one entry per friend!)
2. Share my music on social media (Instagram, TikTok, etc.)
3. Sign up for my newsletter (congrats, you’ve already done this!!)
When you're done, reply to this email or DM me on Instagram with the number of entries you earned & how you earned them. Thank you in advance for helping me spread the word about my music! 💕