Premiere: Mia Schuster Takes Flight in Debut “Land”

Mia Schuster "Land" © 2019
Mia Schuster’s debut “Land” aches with vulnerability and connection as the promising indie pop artist spreads her wings for the first time.
Stream: “Land” – Mia Schuster


We live our lives up in the air, reaching and exploring and discovering as much as we can about ourselves and the surrounding world. We fly soar through life, thinking and doing and being until one day, we finally find that special someone who understands us, and they bring us down to earth — only to help us reach even greater heights. Mia Schuster’s debut “Land” aches with vulnerability and connection as the promising indie pop artist spreads her wings for the first time.

Land - Mia Schuster

Land – Mia Schuster

Barefoot in the snow
First fall fell right into you
Got used to the cold
Building fires all alone
How didn’t I know I’d be happy like this?
The branches above at home in your ribs
Even a stream whose surface has froze
Life underneath, the water still flows

Atwood Magazine is proud to be premiering Mia Schuster’s debut single “Land,” out now. Raised in North Dakota and currently based in Los Angeles, singer/songwriter Mia Schuster has introduced herself with a unique, breezy pop sound similar to, albeit distinct from Maggie Rogers. She sings with sincerity, stretching her soft vocals to relax and soothe when they’re in the background, and to fill the room with striking emotion when they’re in the front. Singing atop a bright, moody mix of electronic keyboards and subtle electronic percussion, Schuster slowly builds to an exciting chorus marked by intimate vocals and a dynamic synth melody:

Upside down, turning me over
Inside out, backwards and forwards
Switched my heart, so I could finally land
So I could finally land
Mia Schuster "Land" © 2019

Mia Schuster “Land” © 2019

Co-written with and producer and produced by Casey Kalmenson, “Land” marks a definitive and memorable beginning in Mia Schuster’s career. “‘Land’ is about finding that person or place in which you can finally land,” Schuster tells Atwood Magazine. “The song highlights that feeling that comes when everything in your world gets flipped completely upside down – in a good way. It’s a feeling of both chaos and peace, because while everything you see is different and changing, and you’ve also found a place for your heart to finally rest.”

She continues, “This song ended up being very timely for the transition I’m currently going through in life right now, as I just recently moved to Los Angeles. It’s actually quite crazy because after writing and recording the tune, I realized the title consisted of both the initials of my new home and the first place I called home: LA (Los Angeles) + ND (North Dakota) = LAND. So in my move this song became more of my truth than I had even first realized, and I’m more than happy to say I’ve found my landing place! I am endlessly proud of this song and so thankful for the amazing people I’ve gotten to work with in this process, namely my producer and co-writer, Casey Kalmenson – she’s a superstar! My hope is that the song brings people joy and they can find a piece of themselves in it.”

This song became more of my truth than I had even first realized, and I’m more than happy to say I’ve found my landing place!

Clouds on the windows
Drawing letters inside them
So our initials
Stay together through high and low
Didn’t I know I’d be happy like this?
The branches above at home in your ribs
Even a stream whose surface has froze
Life underneath, the water still flows

We all have those people who help bring out the best in us: Those who see us for who we are, believe in us, and care enough to help us be our very best selves. “Land” captures Mia Schuster’s ascendance as she plants her roots and take off. Stream the debut single exclusively on Atwood Magazine!

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Mitch Mosk

Mitch is the Editor-in-Chief of Atwood Magazine and a 2014 graduate from Tufts University, where he pursued his passions of music and psychology. He currently works at Universal Music Group in New York City. In his off hours, Mitch may be found songwriting, wandering about one of New York's many neighborhoods, or writing an article on your next favorite artist for Atwood. Mitch's words of wisdom to fellow musicians and music lovers are thus: Keep your eyes open and never stop exploring. No matter where you go, what you do or who you are with, you can always learn something new and inspire something amazing. Say hi here: mitch[at]atwoodmagazine[dot]com