New York based singer / songwriter, B. Miles, grapples with imposter syndrome and disillusionment in her new single, “One Trick Pony”
Imposter syndrome… That idea that you don’t belong, or you aren’t doing a good enough job to warrant your success. Or maybe you’ve done your best work? You’re too old to really make anything good, or the last thing you did is the best thing you’ll ever do.
This sort of thing is something that plagues people in the creative industry. Especially artists and musicians.
New York based singer songwriter, Brenna Miles (aka B. Miles), explores this sort of thing in her latest single, “One Trick Pony.” The song seeks to confront the disillusion of feeling like your best is behind you.
This isn’t just something that is imagined for Miles. It’s something that she’s grappled with after receiving an avalanche of early online acclaim for her first single — tens of millions of streams, a sync deal with a Netflix show, and praise from across the globe. As that type of instant attention ran its course, she found herself engulfed in the pressure to follow up that high. This meant that she never fully processed the comedown, while still being left with an increasingly unshakable feeling that this moment would come to define her. In facing these often-difficult feelings head-on, she concludes: “I’m working to shed a past version of myself and figure out what truly makes me happy.”
And in doing so, she proves that she’s not just a one trick pony.B. Miles – One Trick Pony
Cover photo by Cobey Arner