Miranda Glory has been writing songs of love from the time she managed to ape Rihanna’s Unfaithful with an eerie precision at the tender age of 11. Born in Santa Barbara and raised in the Midwest and New York City, Miranda Glory’s peripatetic musical journey actually began with piano lessons at age 5 and moving on to learning the guitar, drums and ukulele on the fly from boyfriends and playing in sundry rock bands during her teen years.

A graduate of the Professional Performing Arts School in NYC, whose halls have been graced by the likes Alicia Keys and Britney Spears, Miranda Glory headed to Boston after high school to the prestigious Berklee College of Music, where she earned her degree in early 2016. She scored her first major solo success when she was selected to record a vinyl LP in Valencia, Spain, under Berklee’s label. Miranda continued to write and record, and began to release her music independently online. In late 2016, she was discovered and selected to the exclusive Neverland Songwriting Retreat in Costa Rica, which heralded her arrival as a songwriter. After that, she went bicoastal, ferrying back and forth from New York to Los Angeles to write with established songwriters and producers, including Autumn Rowe (Fifth Harmony, Cher Lloyd), Sheppard Solomon (Enrique Iglesias, Britney Spears), Zac Poor (Tori Kelly, MNEK), David Brook (Eminem, Charlie Puth), The Fliptones (Jason Derulo, Flo Rida), and others.

Earlier this year, venerable New York City-based label Tommy Boy Entertainment signed Miranda Glory and is set to release her new single “Blue Eyes feat. Matty Owens” this Summer. That music is all smoke and vibey mirrors, her lyric exploring that space between the human heart and the yearning soul. It’s old school R&B meets a haunting electronica, inspired by songwriting heroes that include Bill Withers and Marvin Gaye. Already an album is taking shape and she’s headed back in the studio in the months ahead. She’s got places to go and emotions to explore—and goals to achieve—as she makes abundantly clear in her SoundCloud description: “lowkey, tryna be the female Drake.”