“Empowerment starts from within,” remarks the 21-year-old New Jersey singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, Sierra Miles. Taking control of her vision and destiny, Sierra threads together raw lyrics, rock attitude, and mystical presentation. After amassing millions of streams and views independently, and engaging an expanding social media fanbase, her message shines through in her new music.
For such a young artist, Sierra possesses a substantial back-story. At age 12, as CC Miles (her childhood nickname) she was playing bars in her hometown of Medford Lakes, New Jersey. Releasing EP’s and albums throughout her teenage years from 13 to 17, she experimented with genres and styles, primarily radio-friendly pop music, and generated an early buzz. But with the pandemic lockdown, everything changed. Sierra explains, “I started working with my producer to create this new sound and it was like a door opened in my mind and I found all this inspiration I didn’t even know existed within me. I guess it had been there all along, but I couldn’t see it because I was trying to find myself by looking outside of myself. The best part was that I wasn’t trying to be another artist. I was just being myself.” To complete the transformation, she reclaimed her given name, Sierra Miles.
“My new music represents the realization of self-sabotage,” Sierra explains. “It captures a moment in time where I stepped into my power and realized that if I can create the life I didn’t want, then I must have the power to create the one that I do.”
In the end, she’s encouraging everyone else to do the same through her music.
Frightening, enlightening, and authentically entertaining, Sierra Miles silences her “unconscious catastrophe” with hard-hitting music. “I didn’t want to look back 10 years from now knowing that I allowed these negative thoughts and beliefs to hold me back,” she says. “These songs came straight from my soul.”