micki maverick (aka Dylan Neil) has shared her infectious debut single “HE/ART.” Creating music as a means of dealing with anxiety and depression, related to the many challenges she faced coming out in high school, the LA-bred LGBTQ artist is an inspiration to many youths finding themselves in the same position in which she once was.
“‘HE/ART’ is really a complete look into my life, my past, and my insecurities. Society expects perfection, but that standard is completely unattainable. Not everything in life can be fixed, some things remain broken. And that’s what I believe should be the new standard: broken pieces that form something new, something more beautiful.”
The 22-year-old artist grew up listening to empowering female women such as Shakira, Fergie, Lady Gaga and Rihanna. In high school she discovered a love for new age soul with Frank Ocean and Kehlani. The two performers were the final catalyst that ignited micki maverick to create her own music.
With maverick’s debut single “HE/ART,” a kaleidoscope of electronic swirls, and whirls sweetly coat maverick’s soulful vocals. Her voice is soothing and her words are relatable as she sings about the demons in her head. With a knack for creating soulful indie pop that begs for you to chime in and sing your heart away, micki maverick is just getting started.
In the likes of Billie Eilish, maverick’s music is chockfull of dope electronic beats, dark tones and a striking voice. maverick has the ability to inspire others through here music, just as Eilish has, providing a shoulder to lean on or that confidence boost that is so needed at times
We asked micki maverick — “If you could talk to your younger self, when you were struggling most — what would you say to her?
“I would tell myself that the people who truly love you are going to love you no matter what, and the people who don’t shouldn’t keep you up at night. Don’t worry about losing the love you have, because the love that’s coming your way is better than anything you could imagine. Years from now you will find yourself happier and more “you” than you ever could have been from all the way inside the closet.“