Based out of Harare, Zimbabwe, Mitch Uta is a talented upcoming singer/song writer/rapper and producer. Along with his producer Liberace, they’ve created such hits as “Damn Right”, “Palm Trees” and “Bless”. Mitch Uta is a guy who works hard and is dedicated to become one of the best artists known around the world. I was lucky enough to recently get to know Mitch and have the opportunity to interview him.
Who inspired you to want to become a musician?
“Realizing how powerful music is, I found inspiration from various artists that use it’s power to bring people together. So my inspiration comes from different artists. From your Sam Smith’s to your Kendrick Lamar’s. Music has always been a part of me though, like i’m talking about way before i started writing my own songs, anyone who knows me will tell you i’d always have my headphones on listening to music and i still do that now. Music makes me feel i don’t know……..words can’t express how it makes me feel, every song i listen to every time i picture the artist going through what he or she is saying in the song. It’s like watching a movie, except you’re a part of it and you can feel the emotion and sometimes i even get goosebumps because either i can relate to the song, or in my head I’ve become a part of it. So seeing how it makes me feel, i just want to make music that will make someone feel the same way i feel when listening to a song, its such an amazing experience . Those three mins are like watching a whole movie or an episode of a series & those three mins can change someone’s life.”
You have your mixtape “Mirror: A True Reflection Of Myself” set to release on December 22nd. Is there a meaning behind the album?
“The mixtape Mirror, is basically a reflection of myself musically. I am the type of person that doesn’t like limits, because i grew up listening to a lot of music and that kind of made it difficult for me to pick my path as an artist. So in this upcoming project what you’ll find is that, I created the music based on the sounds I am comfortable with. Sounds that I feel define me as a musician, there’s just a whole lot of flavor in this project. It may seem like I tried to show how diverse I am, but really the music in there will tell you a lot about me. I made this project for myself really, with the aim of not trying to please anyone, I aim to make myself happy before anyone else and if people can relate to my music then that’s great. So yeah the meaning behind this project is just basically who i am musically.”
“Is there anyone specifically you would like to collaborate with one day in the future?
Ummm haha that’s a difficult question, but I think the first artist I’d like to work with is Childish Gambino, definitely. He’s just like me, we are into the same things like acting,directing & music. I think we’d get along and make a good song together or two or even an album, haha.”
Do you have a motto or advice that you live by?
“My motto is never let anyone tell you that you can’t do anything until you try it yourself first. I never knew I could rap, or sing up until I actually tried it. A lot of people think I’m multi-talented, but I honestly believe this motto has gotten me so far. Like if i see something I find cool, I tell myself “Oh that is so cool, I need to learn how to do that” instead of saying “Oh that is so cool, I wish I could do that”. I also don’t like people doing things for me so you’ll find at times I do things myself, for example directing my own music videos to editing them. I guess you can say I also live by the “D.I.Y”(Do it yourself) motto too.”
What are your goals that you want to achieve in your career?
“My main goal would be to change someone’s life through music positively, I want him or her to say “This guy saved my life” or “I’m glad i discovered your music”. I’m also aspiring to inspire, yeah I want to leave a legacy, a footprint here on earth. I want people to tell my story when I am gone and in order to do that I am working to be the greatest artist that ever did it. When they mention Michael Jackson, I want them to mention my name too.”
Do you have any advice for upcoming talent like yourself, that are trying to break out?
“What I can say for upcoming talent is stay true to yourself, that’s the most important thing . Do what makes you happy, and don’t do something you’re not comfortable with trying to impress or please people. Create your own path , don’t try to break out the same way another artist is trying to break out, think outside the box and find new ways to get yourself on the spotlight.”
I want to thank Mitch for taking the time out to do this interview and wish him all the best in the future. As mentioned in the interview, you can check out his new mixtape “Mirror: A True Reflection Of Myself” available on December 22nd.
Checkout one of his hit songs “Damn Right”
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