Humpty Dumpty had a great fall, the joke goes, to make up for a rotten summer.
The 18-year-old singer-songwriter was feted in a worldwide music competition known as the Josie Awards in
As she had to battle with 13,000 artists for the thumbs-up from 30 industry processionals, it’s no mean feat.
Only just recently having caught her breath enough to talk to BarrieToday,
“As much as I appreciate the continuous airplay from all the radio stations around the world, the Josies definitely (proved) the highlight. Getting to travel to
Mueller has three singles out there, all of which were added to CBC’s radio catalogue. Mother Corporation is solidly behind her.
“CBC is a huge network and to have my songs in their catalogue is a major accomplishment for me," she said. "If you told me three years ago that I would be seeing this amount of support, I would call you crazy.
"I am so honoured to have them backing my career thus far.”
Let’s not forget the site reverbnation.com, which placed her at No. 1 in the singer-songwriter charts for nearly a year and a half.
It’s perhaps fortunate that Mueller is this young, with seemingly inexhaustible energy, to keep up the busy schedule she has, what with school, writing and performing.
“Currently, I am doing a co-op course with Unity Market Cafe and Studios here in
That’s why it’s important to stay organized.
“I’m still working out a plan to balance everything, but I find that creating goals for the day that need to get done works the best for me," she said. "Setting deadlines often help me stay focused and allow me to remain productive.”
The artist works primarily for herself, writing and performing what she wants to hear.
“I will be putting out songs and playing shows until it stops making me happy. I mainly want my music to make a difference in people’s lives, and if I’m doing that then I think I’ve already started (exhibiting) my ‘staying power'," she said. "I’m excited to see where the journey takes me, and hopefully the right ears pick up on my music.
“So far, the support I have gotten is enough to keep me fighting for a chance in the music world, and I don’t plan on quitting any time soon, so people can expect a lot more records and a lot more shows in the future.”
Mueller is heading into the studio to record something new in the next few weeks, set to release by year’s end, bringing with it decisions on how it should sound.
“I think it will definitely have a different vibe than my other singles," she said. "The plan is to have it a little more stripped down.”
"And we’ve got some really great songs being put together for it. It will be a lot of fun.”
To learn more, click here.