The name Mougleta is inspired by the main character “Mougli” from the Disney Movie “The Jungle Book”. The talented singer could always relate to the character, as she never felt like she belonged somewhere. Growing up Mougleta moved around a lot and lived in many different cities like Beirut, Boston, Dubai, Toronto and now Berlin – resulting in her diversity in musical styles.
We are totally in love with her truly unique voice and are very happy that we got the chance to interview the rising star Mougleta here on our blog. Read along and enter the jungle:
Can you tell us more about how your latest single “Valentino Rossi” came to life?
I was walking on the streets of Beirut and I started humming a melody, which is now the hook of Rossi. I started to build the song slowly, even wrote some ideas on the airplane while I was flying back to Germany. A few months later I met Hubi and Boki and we wrote the song in our first session. Hubi played a beat he had produced on the train coming to Berlin and It was so insane as The beat he produced Fit my topline idea perfectly. The universe works in magical ways! That song is so special to my heart, especially that it was the start of a wonderful beginning with my team.
What are the biggest challenges you face as an up and coming artist in the digital age?
To be heard amongst the millions. It’s tough. I mean there are thousands of songs coming out a day, and many incredible songs from so many great artists. But that’s also what makes it so beautiful, being who you are and authentic will set you apart.
How does your multinational background influence your songs?
It influenced my sound in so many great ways. I’ve lived in many countries growing up and I had friends from all around the world and I would listen to arabic, spanish, african, indian music I mean you name it, I listened to it all. Surely my middle eastern roots have influenced my music from my melodies and production as I always add that into my music.
Could you sum up some personal milestones?
There are so many, I think the biggest one is waking up every morning and doing what I love professionally. That’s all I ever wanted ever since I was little to live, sleep, eat music. All day all night. I love it. I love the hustle and grind I love every moment. Getting my publishing deal with UMPG moving from Beirut to Berlin. Working with my incredible label everyday and creating. Getting my first sync cut with a series on ABC in america. There are many milestones to be proud of. I’m very thankful. The most important thing is to enjoy the journey or then what’s the point.
What was the best music video experience you ever had?
I have to say shooting “Hold My Cup” in Morocco. It was my first time there and it was absolutely insanely beautiful. Everything about it is breathtaking.
Which producer are you dreaming of to collaborate with one day?
I would love to work with Pharrell Williams! I don’t think there are any words that can describe how insanely talented he is! Yes that would be a dream!
Do you have some insights on running a smooth live show?
I would say don’t stress and just enjoy every minute of it. Sleep and eat right always and warm up so youre ready to kill it!
Do you have a songwriting routine or ritual?
Not really, Sometimes I create melodies and I record them then write, or I write over a beat. It’s always different each time.
Name 3 artist social media feeds that you dig and tell us why.
I love Rosalia, Cardi B and RIN. Firstly, RIN is a german rapper. I think he’s sick! I love his visuals and the content he posts on social media. It’s really raw. Cardi B is real!! She is natural and authentic and super funny. I really like her consent as well! And Rosalia is a diamond! I love how she incorporates her culture into her visuals and sounds so inspiring.
Give us some pointers on music work while traveling / on tour please..
I always travel with a mic so I’ll be recording everywhere. I think it’s important to always stay creative and just enjoy it. You never know when that crazy idea comes along and you got to jump on it when it’s hot!
What is the next step for Mougleta?
Well you’ve got to stay tuned to find out haha. I’m going to be releasing a lot of music and I can’t wait for the world to hear. I want to be the artist I never had growing up. I’m a strong middle eastern woman and I’m proud to be. If you believe in something great you can achieve it. Everyone’s journey is different and that’s what makes it special.
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