emma miller - Wasteland
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posted 05 May 2018 by Krister Axel
What at first feels raw and utterly unadorned builds into a controlled explosion of stacked vocals, acoustic strumming, and washy snare rolls.

With an expressive and unique timbre to her voice, a bit like a cross between Nora Jones and Beth Orton, emma miller brings us a personal statement about acceptance and humanity. Written as an open-eyed testament to the human cost of war through the eyes of a refugee, what at first feels raw and utterly unadorned builds into a controlled explosion of stacked vocals, acoustic strumming, and washy snare rolls.

It's a masterfully understated production from Sam Welch, with such a dry and present piano that you can hear the damper closing and lifting again. For a moment we are suspended inside a fermata, hanging on the citrus of that wry falsetto. With her new single Wasteland emma miller is able to make even the silence speak.

emma miller is a singer and songwriter from Scotland.

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Krister Bjornson Axel

Ogdensburg, New York

Paris, France. Madison, Wisconsin. Los Angeles. Ashland, Oregon. Ottawa. I write music, I write about music, and I write code. See also: photography, prose, podcasting. I have 1 gorgeous wife, 2 amazing kids, and many interests.


Recent Awards: 2020 ND (Photo) Honorable Mention, 2020 Accenti Writing Contest Finalist