Acclaimed Trans Nonbinary Musician MIKI RATSULA Shares Latest Single “lied to your therapist”

August 25, 2023 BY Danielle Romeo

Miki Ratsula is the acclaimed Southern California-based trans, nonbinary artist using their powerful voice and platform to make music more inclusive. They’ll release their sophomore album, i’ll be fine if i want to, on October 6th via Nettwerk and recently announced a fall tour supporting their friend G-Flip – tickets available via Today, Miki returns with the latest single from their album, “lied to your therapist” featuring rising pop artist, OSTON. 

“lied to your therapist” was inspired by Miki and OSTON’s individual relationships with toxic former team members. “This was the first time OSTON and I wrote together and it felt empowering to call these people out for their emotional abuse,” notes Miki. “This song is me and OSTON taking our power back from them.”

Listen to “lied to your therapist” HERE and watch the video, directed by Jax AndersonHERE.

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This year, Ratsula performed at both Los Angeles Pride and Nashville Pride, where they were met with a sea of fans singing along to their moving and powerful lyrics. They also released singles “if i blame myself” which INTO called “just as introspective and confessional as fans can rely on Ratsula to be”;  blue balloons (ft. Semler)” which is about being unapologetically queer and emotionally unwavering after being misgendered at their birthday party; jealous of my brother” which explores gender envy towards their cisgender brother but, peeling back the layers, reveals deeper pain and truths and even love and gratitude; and what would the neighbors think?,” a song that continues with the theme of family and pain.

With i’ll be fine if i want to, Miki Ratsula has not only grown as a producer, musician and songwriter, but also as a person. Miki doesn’t ask but demands that the world take them as they are, whether they’re expressing joy, pain, or something in between. Vulnerable both in the lows and the highs, ultimately Miki’s impressive second album is about taking back a sense of self-worth, whatever that may look like day to day. Throughout the self-produced i’ll be fine if i want to, the artist transcends the singer-songwriter genre and effortlessly blends indie rock and bedroom pop with an electro undercurrent for a bigger, more evolved sound. They paint a gorgeous gradient that touches on everything from love and sorrow to envy and apathy, and all the way to outright anger with the unifying message being one of self-agency.

Based in Southern California, Miki Ratsula has been releasing music independently since they were 16, having racked up over 50 million streams in the process. Even before the release of their first 2022 full-length debut album i owe it to myself, the Finnish-American artist built a sizable audience by openly and honestly welcoming people into their world, from coming out to getting top surgery to struggles with mental health. Miki went on the road, completing their first national tour supporting Lauren Sanderson and Jordy, followed by dates with Ambar Lucid & Sammy Rae & The Friends. Not only has Miki connected more deeply with their audience over the past year, but they’ve also received praise and playlisting by the likes of Billboard Pride, them., Under the Radar, PopMatters, The Advocate, and more. They followed the album with their made for them EP, featuring gender-neutral covers of songs originally sung by Phoebe Bridgers, Harry Styles, and more.


09.18 Santa Cruz, CA  – The Catalyst Atrium

09.19 Pomona, CA  – The Glass House

09.20 Santa Ana, CA  – Constellation Room

09.23 Phoenix, AZ  – Valley Bar

09.25 Dallas, TX  – Studio at The Factory

09.26 Houston, TX  – Warehouse Live Studio

09.27 Austin, TX  – Cheer Up Charlies

10.02 Charlotte, NC  – Neighborhood Theatre

10.03 Washington, DC  – The Atlantis

10.05 Philadelphia, PA  – The Foundry at The Fillmore Philadelphia

10.06 Brooklyn, NY  – Music Hall of Williamsburg

10.07 Boston, MA  – Brighton Music Hall

10.09 Pittsburgh, PA  – Thunderbird Café and Music Hall

10.11 Nashville, TN  – The End

10.12 St. Louis, MO  – Delmar Hall

10.13 Chicago, IL  – Park West

10.15 Omaha, NE  – Reverb Lounge

10.17 Boulder, CO  – Fox Theatre

10.18 Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater

10.20 Salt Lake City, UT – The Kilby Court

10.23 Seattle, WA – Neumos

10.24 Portland, OR – Star Theatre

10.26 San Francisco, CA – Popscene @ The Rickshaw Stop

10.27 Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre

**all dates with G-Flip

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