Australian musician Miller Roberts reflects on vulnerability on expansive EP All The Things I Could Never Say, encapsulating the unpredictability of the past year in folk-infused soundscapes and ethereal melodies. The five-track collection which was penned in one single month spans ambient indie-folk to electro-infused anthems underpinned by Roberts’ haunting vocals.
Starting with the hushed vocals of acoustic style “All Over Again,” to the piano-led slow-build track “Let You Go,” the EP is stocked full of personal laments and contemplative observations woven into Roberts’ versatile sound. Balancing gently lulling harmonies of “Voice in my Head,” to showcasing a slightly sultry vocal lilt of “Bad Habit,” Roberts takes us through moments of love and loss, faith and hope all tied together by a warm and comforting myriad of sonics.
The 26-year-old infuses honesty into every delicate note, touching upon heartache and healing in equal amounts, as it extends “the hardest year” of the singer’s life while also offering comfort for anyone going through similar moments of hardship.
Having grown up heavily influenced by her parents’ love for James Taylor and Carole King, with a passion for music that began with impromptu performances, each new release sees Roberts bloom with a harmony-rich, narrative-heavy artistry that’s as open and unguarded as it is self-confident and uplifting.