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Star Quality: R&B Sensation Mýa Calls Upon DC's 8112 Studios
Star Quality:  R&B Sensation Mýa Calls Upon DC's 8112 Studios

Just off her charitable weekend in the District, Grammy Award Winning Mýa was back in Washington this week to bring a little Hollywood to our Nation’s Capitol with her new music video, “Love is the Answer”.  When seeking where and who would shoot her video, DC’s very own 8112 studios was the obvious “answer” to the singer.  “It is important for me to continue to put D.C. on the map because DC is where I come from, these are my roots which have molded me and influenced me so I love to bring attention and notoriety to my hometown.  D.C. is traditionally associated with just politics but D.C. has so much more.  D.C. has great restaurants, nightlife, great art and a melting pot of culture.  D.C. is the next market to blow up,” said Mýa.

Mýa will join a long list of A-list celebrities who have recently revolved inside of 8112 studios, from Lady Gaga to Justin Bieber.  8112 recently won its first MTV award for best dance video for Ian Carey's "Get Shaky".  This will be the third music video project for a major artist or record label that 8112 Studios has brought to Washington, DC within a six month period.  8112 Studios casted locally and enlisted Washington area businesses to provide services or merchandize for the music video.  The video will take place in D.C.'s Lima Lounge.  Charm Georgetown will be providing accessories and Sam Kavenchy of Kavenchy Salon and his staff will provide hair and make-up styling for Mýa and the supporting cast. Mercedes Benz USA is providing a Maybach 57.  

“Love is the Answer”, is an upbeat dance/house track and is a departure from Mýa’s past R&B records. “In the past, I have had dance remixes to my singles that have a upbeat house feel and I always wanted to do a whole album.  So I thought what better time than now where record labels and audiences are a little more open to unconventional music,” said Mýa. 

She collaborates her vocals with world renowned producer Cedric Gervais, who longed to work with her.  His production credits include working with the likes of Lenny Kravitz, Deep Dish, Steve Lawler, and Rachel Star, just to name a few. Currently, Cedric is working on his highly anticipated second album, “Miamication” expected for release soon. 

When asked when we can expect a performance of the new single in Washington,  Mýa coyly said with her signature smile, "It may be sooner than you think".