Australian act Miller Roberts drops genre-hopping EP ‘All The Things I Could Never Say’

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.

Connect with Miller Roberts : Instagram | Facebook

Jeffrey James laments a year lost on “Songs I Found in the Year I Lost” EP

Nashville-based singer and songwriter Jeffrey James channels the restlessness felt during the pandemic into creativity on EP Songs I Found in the Year I Lost, a collection of five tracks pulled from a mix of new collaborations, forgotten demos, and previously unreleased songs, led by his smooth vocals and narrative-driven lyricism.

Opening with the gripping arrangement of “Sober,” that sees him lean into his trademark combination of cinematic instrumentation and thoughtful song writing, both of which stretches into following track, “Making It Up,” a relatable exploration of finding your purpose in life framed by an uplifting message that you will grow up as life goes on.

The eclectic musician establishes his versatility as he switches from anthemic soundscapes to soothing ballads with emotive track  “In The Back of My Mind,” a track written pre-pandemic yet fitting snugly into the reflective mood of the EP. He shines a light on his rich, warm voice on the feel-good, acoustic style “Small Talk.”

Final track “We Can Be Heroes,”  which was written alongside “In The Back of My Mind,” brings the production to a soft, slow ending with a trim of ethereal backing vocals elevating the layered pop ballad which drives the deeply introspective EP to a powerful end.

James who has continued to build a reputation for his sleek, brooding tracks since his first project in 2016, showcases his ability to challenge himself musically on Songs I Found in the Year I Lost, as he loses himself in the comfort of creating sonic explorations of the human experience, inviting us into the soothing world which thrums with lush instrumentals and relatable song writing that laments a year lost. 

Connect with Jeffrey James : Facebook| Twitter