- Words Solly Warner
Australian songstress, Miller Roberts, unveils new ambient folk single “Let You Go”.
Miller Roberts is the moniker of 25-year-old Millie Robertson, daughter of a travelling preacher. As one of five children, Millie grew up performing impromptu numbers, singing alongside her siblings on a regular basis. Quickly consumed by the music bug, Millie’s influences hark back to the likes of Carole King and Joni Mitchell, later infused with more modern artists such as Lucy Rose, Justin Vernon and Sufjan Stevens.
Following the release of her well received February single “Voice In My Head”, Miller expands her catalogue of self-assured and authentic music with her new heartbreak record “Let You Go”. This blend of acoustic folk and alternative pop, offers both cathartic and uplifting in its lyricism. With soft melodies and painfully honest lyrics, Roberts takes you on an intricate journey, rich in ethereal vocals and dreamy piano chords.
Speaking about her new single, Miller revealed, “It is an exploration of intimacy and the growth that comes through grief and pain. With such exposing lyrics, it felt appropriate that the production around this song be treated with that same raw and honest sincerity. While there are layers upon layers of vocal parts and harmonies, you will find no use of autotune and a very sparse instrumentation, in an effort to stay as true to the message of the song as possible. This song is about heartbreak, but it is also about letting go.”
With an honest and organic sound, Miller Roberts is an artist poised for great things on the international indie-pop stage.