Joined Oct 23 2011
Toronto, Ontario Canada
Lene Mean & Green Productions
Women of Substance Radio
With a fiercely assured sense-of-self and a barrage of infectious hook laden pop songs, 18-year old Toronto native Michala Todd has emerged to hit pop music with a kind of hunger and resilient optimism that can only reside in the hearts of youth.
Her debut EP “Millions of Pieces,” (produced by Michael Lee & Don Somerville and released in Canada via Fontana North/Universal Music) is a boisterous and fearless record littered with expansive pop hooks and the kind of electric dance rhythms that’ll get inside your bones.
With a voice so completely fueled by her inherent lust for life, Michala delivers a versatile sound that moves swiftly from high-energy dance to pop-rock and right through to spirited power ballads. While she has been honing her vocal abilities as a cross genre artist since the ripe old age of seven, Michala has always known her heart to be wrapped up in pop music.
Written and recorded in Nashville, Tennessee – “Millions of Pieces” was inspired in part by Michala’s fly on the wall perspective towards the high-school experiences of those who grew up around her, but more prominently by her own positive outlook on life and desire to achieve her dreams.
Alongside her budding music career, Michala brings her inspired drive for life to the wide array of charity work she does at home in Canada. Working prominently with D.A.R.E. (Drug Abuse Resistance Education), Michala has been invited to perform at numerous organized charity events across North America.
Having already released her first single “House of Glass” – a potent power-pop song about being wronged by the boy who you thought was right – Michala’s contagious melodies, genuine emotive lyrics, and elevating choruses, capture the essence of what it is to be a young woman in search of love, life, and herself.
The album’s second single “MakeIt Work” is an energetic and driving dance-pop song with definite Top-40 potential. Highly reflective of her personality, the song is about going with the flow, and not getting too caught up in the opinions of those around you.“Everyone has had one of those days where everything goes wrong and nothing seems to make sense, but you have to carry on doing what moves you – in the best way you can – and somehow find a way to make it work.”
Unafraid to press forward and totackle the unknown, Michala brings a sense of assurance to her songs that says she knows just who she wants to be. “I sing about positive things,” she notes.“Some artists tend to get into the negative side of the industry and find themselves in more trouble than they bargained for. I always try to see the brighter side of life, and I believe my music is a reflection of that positive attitude. I am what I sing,” says Michala.
“That’s just me”.