Indie singer-songwriter PIA MIA, spotlighted by iTunes as being “Ahead of the Curve,” is giving fans THE GIFT, an 8-song release available as a free download at http://www.livemixtapes.com/mixtapes/25486/pia-mia-the-gift-ep.html. Written in collaboration with Marc Griffin, Blu and Sick Pen and recorded with producers NicNac, Mel and Mus in LA, Atlanta and the United Arab Emirates, THE GIFT is Pia’s first release of collected songs.
“My fans—aka ‘The Wolf Pack’—have been unbelievably supportive and I wanted to give them something special for the holidays,” says Pia.
Among the songs on THE GIFT is Pia’s new single “Red Love,” which Ryan Seacrest premiered on his official site. A companion video shot by director Damien Sandoval (The Dream) followed and premiered on Vevo. To watch the video, click here.
THE GIFT also features Pia’s version of the Drake hit, “Hold On We’re Going Home,” which fans have been asking for since the release of a home video showcasing her a capella version of the song. That video, which was shot by Kim Kardashian, showed her singing the track seated between Kanye West and Drake at a dinner party. Since its release, the clip has garnered more than three million views.
“I had no idea Drake was going to be there,” Pia told MTV News. “We’re in the middle of the meal and Kanye just, like, calls me out and says ‘Drake, Pia’s a singer.’ It was really nerve-wracking because Kim and Khloe (Kardashian) were sitting across from me videotaping. I never thought I’d be able to sing Drake his song, so that was something I’ll remember forever.“
As a special week-long “7 Days of Christmas” promotion, Pia has been gifting fans some of her signature items via Instagram, including “Red Love” Beats by Dre headphones. The grand prize winner will get a meet & greet with Pia and a fitting for an 18k gold grill.
The Guam-born Pia originally built a diehard fanbase by posting cover songs on YouTube, amassing close to a quarter-million Twitter followers, almost a million Instagram followers, 4 million SoundCloud streams and more than 12 million YouTube views.
The full track listing for THE GIFT is as follows:
1) On My Mind
2) I Got It
4) Lost & Found
5) Red Love
6) Mr. President
7) Hold On We’re Going Home (Drake cover)
8) Shotgun Love