Matching the energy of Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie’s all-time classic “We Are the World” is Mia Mahal Music’s latest track, “One World.” Just as the 1985 charity single called for unity towards helping Africa combat the famine that killed millions of people for years, this time the rising singer calls for the world to embrace diversity as a way to put a stop to the neverending social issues that have taken so many lives this year.
“One World” is the first single released under the independent music label Mia Mahal Music. After witnessing countless lives taken not only by the COVID-19 pandemic but also by the “overall lack of acceptance” and understanding of people’s differences, Mia Mahal was determined to use her voice to urge the world to embrace diversity. The brilliant musician wanted to put her musical talent into good use by creating a song that would touch everyone’s lives, one way or another. On top of its heartwarming lyrics, the track also features an impressive collaboration among the members of Mia Mahal’s family. Leading the vocals are Teri Ryan, her niece, and Heaven Marley, her daughter, with background vocals by Mia herself and her sister, Lulu Nina. The song was also co-written by Mia and her musician mother, Aurora Belderol, and co-produced with her nephew, Jay Griff.
At an early age, Mia Mahal knew she was geared towards the music industry as she was born to Filipino parents who were musically-inclined. Even after leaving the Philippines at 11 years old, her love for music never left her. Mia’s mother, Aurora Belderol, is a full-fledged concert pianist, piano teacher, and music guru. Inheriting her mother’s passion for music, Mia wrote her first song at 15. While she started her music career with performances in family gatherings, her journey quickly extended to joining girl groups and music bands. Today, she is an independent song artist, classical pianist, songwriter, and music producer, and this year, she fulfilled her lifelong dream of building a music label when she established the Mia Mahal Music label.
Mia Mahal Music is an independent music label armed with a vision to discover and develop independent artists from diverse backgrounds. On top of this, the music label aims to produce deeply impactful music that will inspire others. Following the label’s successful inception, Mia Mahal produced “One World” to kick start her music empire in the best way possible.
At present, Mia Mahal hopes for her music to serve as a wake-up call for the world. “I believe that “One World” helps spread the message that we’re all God’s children, regardless of our ethnicity, gender, sexuaity, religious and political beliefs, and mental and physical abilities,” expressed the talented musician.
In the future, she hopes for the Mia Mahal Music label to work with diverse and talented artists worldwide. Being a Filipino musician herself, she also has her eyes set on working with Filipino artists in making the world a better place through music.