Unwrapped: Mia Mormino – Bite My Tongue

We had a catch up with Mia Mormino to chat about her immersive new single ‘Bite My Tongue’

Over the last five years, Mia Mormino has been a name that has grown synonymous with thoughtful, intoxicating pop music that takes you on these journeys into the psyche of the artist and her artistic vision, often making for tracks that stick to you and leave a lasting, memorable impression.

The latest of these releases from the artist is her immersive new single ‘Bite My Tongue’, a track that sees Mia exploring her past relationships and trying to reconcile with and fulfil the one person that matters; herself. This makes for an empowering and powerful track that is saturated full of charm and intrigue throughout. From the slick, beat-driven instrumental to the unwavering and alluring tone of the vocals, this track pulls you into an emotional moment of catharsis that the artist has and articulates it in devastatingly intoxicating fashion. We love the depth and charm of the new release, and had a chat with Mia Mormino to find out a bit more about it and how it came together.

Hey! We love your new single ‘Bite My Tongue,’ what more can you tell us about it?

Thank you so much! I love it, too! This song started out as a love song but quickly became a moment of self-realization. I’ve consistently tended to jump from relationship to relationship to ultimately avoid the daunting task of loving myself. With time and tons of therapy, I’ve learned that loving somebody else is not the same as loving yourself. So this song is basically me calling myself out for a pattern I’ve developed but am currently breaking.

What was the process like putting it together?

The process of creating this track was so enjoyable from start to finish. Working with Brian Kennedy and Angélique Cinélu provided me with such a safe space to develop the song. It’s miraculous how much better a piece turns out when surrounded by individuals with as much talent, warmth, and wisdom as they have.

What were your biggest influences when creating the track?

As someone whose musical endeavors can be influenced by something as random as a worm on a sidewalk, this song came from a mixture of many things. When listening for the first time, I wanted you to feel like you were locked in a dusty old attic with nothing but an empty canvas and a paintbrush. It’s almost as if you’re being forced to face your ‘problems,’ and your only outlet is art and self-expression. The song paints such a lovely picture (no pun intended) of meeting your flaws and working through them rather than getting over/suppressing them.

What was the thought process behind the track’s music video?

This music video is quite literally nothing like my previous videos for a handful of reasons. I LIVE for creating detailed storylines, building crazy props, hiring actors, etc. But I wanted to push myself out of my comfort zone and showcase my own acting skills, if you will, by staying in one location, one outfit, and singing to the camera. I love how this video turned out because of the simplicity and overall atmosphere it puts the viewer in. It also helps to have a videographer/visionary/bestie as incredible as mine (AKA Levi Jawara).

What else do you have planned for the near future?

So. Much. More. I’ve entered a new era within myself that exudes the ability to shamelessly be myself. So naturally, my music will reflect just that. I’ve never been more excited and confident in the work I’m rolling out. I can’t wait for everyone to see this enhanced, more enlightened version of myself.