MIKI RATSULA Shares Gender Neutral Covers EP ‘made for them’
July 11, 2022 BY Danielle Romeo
Miki Ratsula releases their gender neutral covers project, made for them. Out now via Nettwerk, the new project features covers of songs by Dodie,Phoebe Bridgers, Harry Styles, Angus & Julia Stone and One Direction, which Billboardnoted: “they took a fan-beloved single and gave it a modernized, indie-pop twist that adds a touch of sentimentality, making 1D’s romantic jam even more tender.” The made for themEP, co-produced by Miro Mackie (St. Vincent, Mallrat, KALI), comes on the heels of releasing their acclaimed debut album i owe it to myselfthis spring. Listen to the full project here: https://mikiratsula.ffm.to/madeforthemep.
“When I posted my first gender neutral cover on TikTok, I didn’t realize how much it would mean for so many of you,” Miki notes of the made for them EP. “There’s something special about feeling represented in music. These songs have a special place in my heart and it was an honor to put my own spin on them. I truly hope you enjoy this piece of work. and thank you to the writers and original artists for creating such beautiful songs.”
Ratsula has built a sizable audience by openly and honestly welcoming people into their world. The trans, nonbinary artist uses their platform to candidly document their life: from coming out to getting top surgery to their mental health journey. It’s the kind of storytelling that listeners, especially young queer kids, crave and deserve. They recently wrapped up their first national tour supporting Lauren Sanderson and Jordy, and performed as direct support for Ambar Lucid on the West Coast.
made for them follows the March 2022 release of Miki’s debut album, i owe it to myself – an acoustic pop dream guided by Miki’s lush, lofi-inspired production that captures the full emotional seesaw that rocks between youth and adulthood. It’s a testament to self-love and a gift to anyone seeking the same, and sees Miki at their most vulnerable and fully realized. Their deeply intimate record touches on mental health, loss, love, and everything in between and the album’s singles received praise and playlisting by the likes of Billboard Pride, them., Under the Radar, PopMatters.
‘made for them’ track listing
01 – big jet plane (gender neutral version)
02 – cherry (gender neutral version)
03 – graceland too (gender neutral version)
04 – she (gender neutral version)
05 – steal my girl (gender neutral version)
‘made for them’ pre-order / pre-save link: https://mikiratsula.ffm.to/madeforthemep