Magnus Mia is an international music duo from Hong Kong and Rome, featuring Jason Magnus and Mia Schettino. They first met when they were teenagers and went on separate, and quite unusual, musical journeys that have culminated in Magnus Mia today. Magnus grew up in Hong Kong and studied at Eton College and Harvard University after which he moved to Beijing to start the Beijing Pop Festival, one of China’s first music festivals. He has always felt like an outsider within Hong Kong’s financial environment where he worked and, last year, wrote and sang on a Spotify Top 40 hit with his previous band. Mia is an award–winning composer who studied at the Santa Cecilia Music Conservatory. She previously fronted an Italian rock band, as well as appearing on The Voice Italy, and has written and performed for RAI Television and Canale 5. Her compositions appear on movie soundtracks including Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines. Magnus Mia’s sound blends delicate tones with electro rhythms, combining the raw emotion of Magnus’ sensitive voice and lyrics and Mia’s dreamy keyboard soundscapes and melodies. They’ve been compared to The xx for their minimalistic soft beats, Portishead for their haunting fragility, and Leonard Cohen for their poetic words. The duo share a deep connection with their different cultural backgrounds and finding ways to integrate this within their music has become their greatest source of inspiration.