Marie Miller On 6'2'', 'Dancing With the Stars,' Songwriting
Marie Miller has a hit on her hands with the recently released single 6’2”, which was featured in Dancing with the Stars. “It was so cool to hear it—to know that so many people were hearing this song for the first time,” she told uInterview exclusively. Miller admits that the single is a fun song that doesn’t take itself seriously. “Some fans are laughing with me, some girls are crying because they're like, 'I'm waiting for a guy, I want to meet him and I have the perfect guy in mind.' So there’s been a lot of social media reactions,” Miller told uInterview, “which I’m told it’s good thing and it’s been fun to see all the different Facebook stuff and tweets about the song.”
Watch Dancing with the Stars' James Maslow and Peta Murgatroyd’s waltz to 6'2'':
I think some people are really good songwriters and they can just write everyday. They wake up and they write a song. I am not like that. For me, it has to be something that’s really inspiring, something that’s really has reached me in some way. With the new song that’s out, 6’2'', it’ because I’m a jokester and I wrote it kind of teasing girls about being too picky about the guys that they want to date and when they’ll meet him.
No. I mean I’m just really teasing my friends about what they want. And it’s really funny because at the time I didn’t know how tall or short 6’2” was, but now I creepishly know, everywhere I walk I see a guy, and I’ll say, “I bet that guy is 6’2.” And I figured out that really is a good height, but at the time it wasn’t for anyone else, for just any 6’2” male, which I just heard is like 3.9% of America or something.
To be honest, it's not my favorite song. I think it's kind of silly and it's just been so cute because of the totally different reactions. Some fans are laughing with me, some girls are crying because they're like, 'I'm waiting for a guy, I want to meet him and I have the perfect guy in mind.' So there's been a lot of social media reactions, which I'm told it's good thing, and it's been fun to see all the different Facebook stuff and tweets about the song.
I didn’t know that 6’2'' would be on Dancing with the Stars until Friday, before the Monday that the show was going to play it. It was amazing, it was so cool to hear it—to know that so many people were hearing this song for the first time. My favorite part was being with my family, all of us are watching it, and the screaming and the yelling when it came on was really exciting.
There’s a lyric video that’s out and there is a music video that’s coming out very soon. It was really fun to shoot. I don’t know the exact date, but it’s coming out soon.
I am a huge reader. I love to read books, literature, philosophy. and the first song I wrote was inspired by a poem in Lord of the Rings. I’m a Lord of the Rings nerd, I think I am in that I meet real ones, but I don’t speak Elvish, sorry! I loved literature growing up and so I wrote a melody to poem that Tolkien had written, and I thought, “Oh, this is so great, I need to do this more.” So I started writing my own lyrics. It’s not something that ‘m necessarily good at if I don’t have an inspiration, but once I find something that I think is funny, cool, interesting, or sad—enough to write a song about it. It’s kind of like a journal entry for me, about something that happens in my life where I feel like it has to be written down. Instead of writing a journal or diary entry I write a song about it.