Miki Ratsula

Miki Ratsula

credit: Aku Ratsula

Ever since I was young, music has been an escape for me. While others my age were out with their friends, I was in my bedroom singing and writing songs. For a long time, it was my little secret. Until my freshman year of high school when I uploaded my first YouTube cover online. I slowly built a following around my music, but it wasn’t until I came out as gay that my music and following grew exponentially. I began writing love songs about my girlfriend and sharing my experience as a gay demigender woman. My most recent work is influenced by a diverse body of music, combining elements from acoustic singer-songwriter music with elements from electronic music and R&B.

My goal is to change the pop music industry and give LGTBQ+ love and relationships the representation that they deserve. I want my music to be enjoyed by everyone, including those outside of the LGBTQ+ community. I wish my younger self would have been able to hear a song on the radio written by a girl for a girl or see a woman who values her masculinity. For this reason, I strive to be the role model I never had.



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Artist is seeking the following professional connections: Label, Brand Partnership, Other Artists to Tour With, Producer/Studio Engineer

Subgenre: Pop
From: Santa Ana, CA